CDOT kicks off Tire Check Week

CDOT kicks off Tire Check Week

DENVER (KDVR) — The Colorado Office of Transportation is partnering with tire partners throughout the condition to deliver courtesy tire checks for the 1st-ever Colorado Tire Look at 7 days beginning from March 13 to March 19.  

The absolutely free tire checks purpose to aid motorists make positive their vehicles meet up with the passenger car traction legislation criteria for the duration of what is historically Colorado’s snowiest month. 

In a new survey, only 64{e3fa8c93bbc40c5a69d9feca38dfe7b99f2900dad9038a568cd0f4101441c3f9} of Coloradans were aware of the state’s traction legislation, with 83{e3fa8c93bbc40c5a69d9feca38dfe7b99f2900dad9038a568cd0f4101441c3f9} of in-condition citizens compliant. In comparison to 2020 survey final results, traction law non-compliance amplified by 10{e3fa8c93bbc40c5a69d9feca38dfe7b99f2900dad9038a568cd0f4101441c3f9}, with about 75{e3fa8c93bbc40c5a69d9feca38dfe7b99f2900dad9038a568cd0f4101441c3f9} of non-compliant automobiles driven by Colorado people. To make sure compliance and safety throughout the state’s snowiest thirty day period, Tire Look at 7 days will accommodate all motorists who opt for to get a courtesy tire look at. 

At the occasion occurring Sunday early morning, drivers get the selection to triple check out their tread making sure they are very good to go, obtaining suggestions from the industry experts at Golden’s Wooly Mammoth Large amount.    

“It’s a constant battle to get people to fully grasp that the winter season driving time extends all the way by way of April,” mentioned Andrew Hogle, CDOT’s general public information officer. “It may possibly not be as windy right now, but it may well not be anything at all but dry here, but you can very easily get blizzard ailments 45 minutes up into the mountains.”  

CDOT crews are checking cars and trucks for 3/16 of an inch tread.

March is typically Denver’s snowiest thirty day period with about 11 inches of snow. So much, this March has experienced just less than 6 inches. 

With additional snow on the way this 7 days, it’s crucial to maintain these strategies leading of thoughts offering drivers some peace of mind and the eco-friendly light-weight to head up to the substantial nation. 

“Well, we were being just right here and drove by so it built it rather practical. Yeah, I signify, tires are most likely the most essential safety feature on your motor vehicle. So it’s like, gotta make positive your tires are great for you to get up in the mountains. These are fairly precarious roads at moments, and so make absolutely sure we’re undertaking the suitable detail,” explained a pair of motorists.  

Stop by CDOT to find a tire check out function near you.