Drunk Driving

5:00am

Sat May 31, 2014
DUI Arrests

In Colorado, Many Cited For DUI Are Without Valid License

Candles and flowers form a makeshift memorial for Juan Carlos Dominguez-Palomino in Aurora, Colo., near the intersection where the 17--year-old was killed when an allegedly drunken driver collided with his vehicle in March 2014.
Whitney Wild 9News, KUSA-TV

One of every four motorists cited for drinking and driving in Colorado over the past two years was driving at the time without a valid license because it had been revoked, suspended or never issued.

And more than one-fifth had lost their driving privileges for a prior drunken driving conviction.

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5:30am

Wed May 21, 2014
Marijuana

Without A Marijuana Breathalyzer, How To Curb Stoned Driving?

Originally published on Wed May 21, 2014 7:28 am

In an effort to make the roadways safer, Colorado set a marijuana DUI blood standard for drivers. But it's difficult to actually measure how high a person is.
iStockphoto

Like many medical marijuana patients, Greg Duran says he drives in fear, knowing he could be busted at any moment for driving under the influence.

As he merges onto Interstate 70 north of Denver, Duran explains that he's probably over the state's new marijuana limit: 5 nanograms per milliliter of blood of THC, the psychoactive chemical in pot.

"It would be devastating if I lost my car. It would change everything," Duran says.

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12:22pm

Fri March 7, 2014
Marijuana

Do You Drive Better High? Colorado Doesn’t Think So

A screencap from one of the Colorado Department of Transportation's new marijuana impaired driving PSA's.
Colorado Department of Transportation

Public service announcements have a history that can run anywhere between bland to scare-tactics on steroids. Remember “this is your brain on drugs”?

Times have changed.

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6:00am

Sat December 28, 2013
Traffic

Flashing Lights, Not Pace Cars, To Wrangle Holiday I-70 Traffic

Look familiar?
Credit Used with Permission of the Colorado Department of Transportation / Flickr - Colorado DOT

1:41pm

Wed August 28, 2013
Sound Advice

Here’s What Advice From Colorado’s Talking Urinals Sounds Like

Daniel Lobo Flickr - Creative Commons

Faced with the challenge of reaching young men with a message to deter drunk driving, Colorado's Department of Transportation has turned to a new tool. The 'Interactive Urinal Communicator.'

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