The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) offers motorists numerous free resources for obtaining traffic, road condition, and highway information. CDOT urges motorists to utilize these resources before you travel to ensure you know what to expect and to know the most current information.
Remember this winter when there is "Ice and Snow, Take it Slow!"
Road condition resources include:
• www.cotrip.org: Information about real-time road conditions, highway closures, average speeds, photos, live cameras streaming traffic, trucking information, and more.
• 5-1-1: From anywhere in the state, motorists can call 5-1-1 to listen to recorded information about road conditions, projected trip travel times and trucker information. The call is free and the recordings are changed at minimum once an hour, and oftentimes more frequently as conditions change.
• Free e-mail/text alerts available at www.coloradodot.info: Simply click on the green cell phone icon in the upper right hand corner of the page and choose from a list of subscription options. Selections can be changed at any time and include regional information, road condition updates, trucker chain law information, CDOT news, construction project information, and more. Standard text messaging rates do apply.
• CDOT mobile app: Offers information about conditions on I-70 (more highways coming soon), travel times, road closures, nearby attractions, etc. Available on Droids and iPhones, text "CDOT" to 25827 or download "CDOT Mobile" from your App Store.
• Twitter: Follow @coloradodot for traveler information and other CDOT news. You can also ask us a question, read what others have asked us, and give us feedback. More than 16,000 motorists already follow CDOT.
• Facebook: "Like" CDOT at www.facebook.com/coloradodot. Major updates regarding traveler information and other CDOT news are posted regularly, as well as photos, safe winter driving tips, and other relevant information. CDOT also responds to posts and questions every day.
•Winter driving website: Visit www.coloradodot.info/travel/winter-driving to get information about what to keep in your vehicle during the winter, how to safely pass a snow plow, commercial vehicle requirements, seasonal closures, snow removal, avalanche control, and so forth.
CDOT reminds motorists that distracted driving in any form is dangerous. Distracted driving includes using your smart phone, reading a map, and even eating or drinking while you are driving. If you plan to use any of the resources above, please do so before you get behind the wheel and start heading to your destination or safely pull off the road.blog comments powered by Disqus