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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     

7 Tips to Care for Snow-Damaged Trees

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Residents of the Front Range corridor and eastern Colorado may be dealing with snow-damaged trees after tonight and tomorrow's snowstorm, and may soon be considering actions to protect and repair them. Keith Wood, community forestry program manager for the Colorado State Forest Service, said that although the first impulse may be to start sawing when a tree is damaged, homeowners should first assess the situation to avoid hurting themselves or further damaging the tree.

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.