CDOT mockumentary videos teach driver safety in wintry conditions |

CDOT mockumentary videos teach driver safety in wintry conditions


A Colorado Department of Transportation snowplow clears Rabbit Ears Pass during a previous snowstorm.
CDOT/Courtesy photo

To help keep drivers safe this winter, the Colorado Department of Transportation has released a series of one-minute mockumentaries to raise interest in and awareness of the laws, preparations and resources for safe and efficient winter driving.

The Winter Wise educational campaign called “Winter Driving in the Wild” features a type of Sir David Attenborough narrator while showing bad and good examples of drivers related to winter preparedness, tire safety, traction law, winter resources and snowplow safety.

The funny one-minute mockumentary videos describe:

• Ah, winter driving in Colorado. A tale of resilience, of preparation and unfortunate bouts of epic fails. Welcome to Winter Driving in the Wild.

• Mother nature divides Colorado motorists into two categories, the prepared, and the clueless.

• Winter Wise motorists know that four-wheel and all-wheel drive don’t solely improve traction. Or stopping distance. Or common sense.

• Don’t fall prey to lurking tow trucks and embarrassment when driving to the mountains in snowy conditions.

The videos can be found by searching “Winter Driving in the Wild” on Facebook or YouTube.


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