Safe Driving

Eagle River Youth Coalition Partners with CDOT to Raise Awareness about Graduated Driver Licensing

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has instituted its annual teen driving safety campaign with a focus on Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL). The campaign’s purpose is to educate teens and parents about the GDL laws in order to promote safer driving among teens.

Eagle River Youth Coalition (ERYC) is a partner in this effort, helping to educate the local community about GDL and its positive impact in reducing teen crashes and fatalities. Here are the laws that help keep our teens safe:

Law #1 – The first 6 months with a driver license, teens can’t have anyone under 21 in the car. 6-12 months, there can be 1 person under 21 in the car while the teen is driving.

Law #2 – Teens cannot use their cell phones while driving.

Law #3 – Everybody’s got to wear a seat belt while the teen is driving.

no dui

Protecting Our Community by Protecting Our Roads - Use Sober Transportation Options

See transportation options listed below

The Eagle River Youth Coalition (ERYC) is excited to announce the latest initiative in improving the lives of youth and families in the Eagle River Valley: impaired driving prevention. Through the course of a five year grant awarded by the State this past November, ERYC will be working with local community partners and stakeholders to identify opportunities to improve our roadways to save lives, advance alternative transportation options, and reduce substance abuse behaviors. Through a combination of enforcement, prevention programs, and intervention efforts, the initiative is charged with changing our communities behavior when it comes to driving sober and safely. In the first year of activities, partners and stakeholders will convene to assess current data, efforts and opportunities. Following a needs assessment, ERYC will facilitate a process that supports the community in identifying the strategies that will be most successful in changing the overall community approach to safe driving. These strategies will be pursued across towns, regions, and ages to make our roadways safer. Interested in being involved? Please contact us at


How YOU can Keep Our Roadways Safe:

• Plan a safe way to travel before consuming alcohol, marijuana, or prescription drugs
• Before consuming, designate a sober driver
• Become familiar with local transportation options
• DUI = 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, learn more at
• 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:
Avon Tipsy Taxi, ask your bartender in Avon
High Mountain Taxi, 970-524-5555
Ride Taxi, 970-949-1111
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
Cactus Cruiser - Agave Avon 970-748-8666

Uber and Lyft available in some areas of Eagle County: download the app on your phone to learn more information.


of Eagle County high school students didn't drink alcohol in the past 30 days.

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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