Safe Driving

Safe Driving – why it’s so important:
In 2014, Eagle County experienced 6 fatalities from alcohol related crashes. This was more fatalities in one year than the previous five years combined. Additionally, a DUI can cost a person more than $10,000 on average, impact their driving abilities, their work, and their families. Help be a part of preventing buzzed, drunk, and high driving and help save lives in Eagle County.

Keep Our Roadways Safe:
• Plan a safe way home before the fun begins; Remember to make safe transportation plans before going out
• Before drinking, designate a sober driver; Make healthy decisions before impairment
• Know what’s available and choose sober driving options; If you’re impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation (see options below)
• Impaired driving is alcohol, marijuana, and any other substance that affects your ability to operate vehicles safely
• Know the laws around marijuana – not for anyone under 21, not legal to consume in public, not legal to drive high
• Driving under the influence affects everyone. Don’t negatively change your life or the lives of others in our community by choosing to drive impaired
• If you notice someone driving impaired, call 911 immediately
• Drugged driving is impaired driving;
• Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving.
• Keep Friends Safe; If you know someone who is about to drive or ride while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)


Resources: Alternative Transportation
Public Transit:
ECO Transit – Valley-wide
Town of Vail free bus routes
Town of Avon free bus service: • Beaver Creek Shuttles & Dial-A-Ride

Turtle Bus: private bus company

Hotel Shuttles: check with your hotel front desk for shuttle information

Taxi/Private Vehicle Companies:
High Mountain Taxi, 970-476-8294
Vail Taxi, 970-401-0825
Hummers of Vail, 970-977-0028
Big Mountain Transportation, 970-390-6151
Vail Coach, 970-477-0001
Avanti Limo, 970-477-1132
Rocky Mountain Limousine, 970-343-0000
ride taxi, 970-949-1650
Cactus Cruiser - Agave Avon

Uber available in Eagle County: learn more information or download the app on your phone

Eagle River Youth Coalition - Making Youth a Community Priority
Physical Address: 34520 US Highway 6, C10 | Edwards, CO 81632
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 4613 | Edwards, CO 81632
Phone: 970.949.9250 |
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