You’ve heard us say this before: driving is a privilege and a responsibility. While we hate to sound like a broken record, there’s a reason we repeat this adage time and time again: because it’s true. Especially in the winter, it’s necessary to remember just how much of a responsibility you have when you get behind the wheel.
With increased dangerous road conditions and unpredictable weather, it can feel like a challenge to stay on top of your safe driving behavior. However, you don’t have to navigate alone. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is a wealth of information for anyone preparing to head out on the Colorado roads.
While you may not have considered looking them up before, we highly recommend taking a moment to check out everything that CDOT has to offer on their website.
One section of the website that we find useful is the News page. There, you’ll find the latest roadway and traffic-related reports, to keep you up-to-date on what the state has in store for your drive. Their news feed offers up-to-date information based on geographic location, so you can get a better idea of what’s going on in your area.
The Safety page is another helpful resource for drivers. Especially given the recent death involving a truck that hit a State Trooper who had pulled over on the side of the road, this may be an important page to review. Here, you can also find data on accidents and understand the safety initiatives the state is working to implement.
Perhaps most useful is the Travel Center page. This is where drivers can get more information on driving safely during the winter, as well as a heads up on scheduled lane closures. You can also use their handy trip planner tool to find out conditions before you depart.
While doing some extra research on travel advisories and warnings may seem like a hassle, we can assure you that getting into a collision because you were unprepared is much worse. We are glad that CDOT is doing its best to keep drivers safe and encourage everyone to be well informed every time they set out on the road. Think of it this way: a little time now can save a lot of time later.
Injured? Don’t Face Your Case Alone
That said, accidents happen. No matter how much you’ve prepared, the risk is always there. And you can rest assured that when you need us, a Denver accident attorney will be here to help. We have experience with a wide variety of accidents and are ready to help you get back to living your life.