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Drivers can’t run stop signs, but soon cyclists may be allowed to

A few months ago, we told you about a proposed Colorado law that would, if passed and signed by the Governor, allow cities and counties to enact ordinances allowing bicyclists to roll through stop signs and ride through red lights.

The hidden costs of a DUI conviction in Colorado

Depending on the circumstances, the penalties for driving under the influence (DUI) can be quite severe in Colorado, including possible jail time, license revocation, community service, probation and a large fine, just to name a few.

What can happen if you don’t stop after a car accident?

If you are ever involved in a motor vehicle accident in which a vehicle is damaged or someone is injured or killed, it is important to know that Colorado law requires you to immediately stop at, or return to, the scene of the accident.

How many marijuana plants are legal under CO law?

When Colorado legalized recreational marijuana use under state law, many people started growing their own plants -- although there were legal restrictions as to how many marijuana plants each person could have. For instance, Colorado law typically allowed each person over the age of 21 to cultivate up to six marijuana plants, so long as no more than three were flowering at any given time. Medical marijuana growers were often permitted to have more.

Which is punished more severely, driving drunk or driving high?

Even though most Colorado drivers know it is illegal to get behind the wheel if they are under the influence of EITHER alcohol or drugs, many aren't sure if the penalties are the same for each. For instance, does driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) carry a harsher punishment than driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI), or vice versa?

Does Colorado’s ‘open-container’ law apply to marijuana?

Many drivers are surprised to learn that Colorado actually has an “open container” law for marijuana. Yes, you read that correctly, the state’s open-container laws apply to more than just alcohol.

CO drivers can't run stop signs -- should cyclists be allowed to?

When Colorado drivers pull up to a stop sign or red light, the law is clear on what they should do: STOP. Similarly, bicyclists in Colorado are also required to stop and wait their turn when they encounter a stop sign or red light -- although some lawmakers are trying to change that with a recently introduced bill.

What exactly is the difference between a DUI and a DWAI?

Unlike many other states, Colorado actually has a tiered system when it comes to impaired driving. In fact, depending on a driver’s blood-alcohol-content (BAC) level, they may face very different charges — and different penalties.