CDOT Safety Patrol Program

Each year, the CDOT Safety Patrol assists over 30,000 motorists in the Front Range Metro area and on the I-70 Mountain Corridor.

CDOT Safety Patrol sponsored by Geico truck used in Denver Metro area
CDOT Safety Patrol Heavy Tow during winter storm.
CDOT Safety Patrol sponsored by Geico Safety Patrol truck providing traffic control
CDOT Safety Patrol Trucks used on I-70 Mountain Corridor

The CDOT Safety Patrol Program is an integral part of the state's traffic incident management program. It provides limited roadside assistance at no charge to drivers in need, including:

  • Providing fuel;

  • Changing flat tires;

  • Jump-start vehicles;

  • Providing lockout assistance:

  • Moving Disabled vehicles to the shoulder;

  • Assisting stranded motorists;

  • Providing back up to First Responders at incident scenes;

  • Clearing debris from the highway to improve traffic flow and prevent future incidents.

To keep you safe and to keep traffic moving, the Safety Patrol operates on sections of Colorado’s highways, including the front range metro area and I-70 Mountain Corridor, during peak travel times on weekdays and weekends. The service is free.

Safety Patrol Programs

Front Range Metro CDOT Safety Patrol sponsored by GEICO

The CDOT Safety Patrol sponsored by GEICO is an integral part of the state’s incident management program. CDOT is proud to team up with GEICO, the exclusive sponsor of the CDOT Safety Patrol. The goal of the collaborative sponsorship is to create a long-term, supplemental funding source for the Safety Patrol program.

Visit to learn more about the program and to tell us about your experience with the Safety Patrol.

I-70 Mountain Corridor CDOT Safety Patrol and Heavy Tow

CDOT continues to offer this service on the I-70 Mountain Corridor between

Morrison and Vail to all motorists, including commercial vehicles.

Share your feedback and experiences via the program webform

CDOT Safety Patrol sponsored by Geico providing motorist assistance
CDOT Safety Patrol truck providing traffic control
CDOT Safety Patrol light duty truck
CDOT Safety Patrol heavy tow truck providing motorist assistance.

Front Range Metro

Hours of Operations


6 a.m. – 9 a.m. / 3 p.m. – 7 a.m. (Peak Period)

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. / 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. (Non-Peak Period)


10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

  • I-25 South from 120th Avenue(Exit 223) to Arapahoe Road (Exit 197)

  • I-25 North from Johnstown (Exit 252) to CO 14 (Exit 269)

  • I-25 South from Garden of Gods (Exit 146) to South Academy Blvd (Exit 135)

  • I-70 East from Wadsworth (Exit 269) to Airport Blvd (Exit 285)

  • US 6 from Colfax Avenue (US 40) and Kalamath Street

  • C-470 from Lincoln Avenue (Exit 193) to Plum Creek Parkway (Exit 181)

  • I-25 South from Hampden Avenue (Exit 201) to Lincoln Avenue (Exit 193)

  • I-225 from I-25 to I-70

I-70 Mountain Corridor

Hours of Operations

Weekends and Holidays

6 a.m. – 8 p.m.

  • I-70 from Morrison (mile marker 259) to Vail (mile marker 170)

CDOT Safety Patrol Program Coverage Map