MESA COUNTY, Colo. — Fourth of July usually marks the start of high traffic season, according to CDOT. Even with COVID-19 concerns, officials are still anticipating a busy weekend for travel.
While traveling, CDOT is asking drivers to be cautious on the road over the 4th of July weekend, and also adheres to social distancing practices, including wearing a mask at destinations and any stops along the way.
CDOT also tends to see more impaired drivers around this time of year and is reminding you to get a safe ride home. A CDOT representative says we need to do our part in taking this matter seriously–as the outcome can be deadly.
“Last year we had nine deaths in Colorado roadways during the 4th of July weekend… a lot of those deaths involved in an impaired driver, that’s why this weekend we want to really crack down on impaired driving on Colorado roads, and we’re seeing that law-enforcement is stepping up. We’re seeing increase patrols and people could actually see checkpoints on our roadways.” Sam Cole, Communications Manager with CDOT
For more information on Colorado’s roadways for the 4th of July weekend, click here.