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Motorcycle Fatalities Hit Record, CDOT Promotes Training

Motorcycle Safety

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness month.

There were 125 motorcycle fatalities in 2016--a 15 percent increase from the number of motorcycle fatalities in 2015 and a record all-time high for Colorado. Motorcycle deaths have been on the rise for the past few years, which is why CDOT will be launching a campaign during Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month to encourage riders to participate in motorcycle safety training courses offered across the state.

14 Tips for Water Safety this Summer

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While this weekend may have been dominated by snow and wind, warmer weather is just around the corner.

Summer fun in Colorado often involves some time cooling off in a local lake, swimming pool or boating on the high mountain lakes and rivers. To help you and your family stay safe around bodies of water, follow these water safety tips.

Water Safety Tips     

CDOT Warns Public of Phone Scam

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The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is warning the public about a current phone scam. Multiple community members have reporting that they were contacted by a person claiming to be a CDOT representative. The caller states that they are conducting a survey on behalf of CDOT and requesting personal information such as date of birth, driver's license number and address.

When the community members refuse to give any information, they have been threatened with deportation.  

April 9 – 15 is National Telecommunicator’s Week

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An emergency arises and you call 9-1-1 for help, but you don't know what to tell the dispatcher because you've suddenly forgotten your address. Being prepared can help eliminate some of the stress that sets in during emergencies. National Public Safety Telecommunicator's Week and 9-1-1 Education Month serve as important reminders that being prepared can make all the difference!