DFC Traffic News and Safety

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Our number one priority is to keep all tenants and visitors of the Denver Federal Center safe.

Here are some tips and reminders provided by the DFC Federal Protective Service (FPS).

Traffic Facts:

  • The DFC is under exclusive federal jurisdiction which means when it comes to routine policing, traffic control, traffic enforcement, and police response.

  • The Federal Protective Service is responsible to enforce federal law.

  • If there is no federal law/charge applicable to a certain violation (most commonly traffic related laws), the Federal Protective Service has the authority to enforce Colorado Statutes (Assimilative Crimes Act, 18 U.S.C. § 13).

  • DFC Visitors are subject to the same traffic laws.


  • Be mindful of traffic signs around our campus. Speed limits vary throughout the DFC.

  • Be sure to wear seat belts as you enter and around the DFC.

Cycling Facts:

  • Cyclist should follow the same traffic rules they do on the city roads. They must stop at stop signs and remember cyclists if violations occurs, cyclists are subject to citations and being fined. These laws are covered under the Colorado Revised Statutes.

Tip: Be sure to follow the same cycling safety practices you do around town while on the DFC.

Motorcycle and Scooter Facts:

  • Motorcycles and scooters are subject to the same parking regulations and traffic laws as vehicles, as well as some more specific laws pertaining to each.

  • If motorcycles and scooters are not parked in designated parking areas for vehicles or motorcycles as marked, they are subject to being cited and fined.

  • These laws are also covered under the Colorado Revised Statutes.

Tip: Be sure to only park in designated parking spots and parking lots. Do not make your own parking spots or you may be cited and fined.

Last Reviewed: 2020-03-27