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Traffic Laws

The Colorado Department of Revenue permits every adult driver 12 violation points on his or her driver's license. The accumulation of 12 violation points within a calendar year will result in the loss of your driver's license. The three most common traffic violations are:

  • speeding
  • failure to stop at a stop sign 
  • driving under the influence of alcohol and or drugs

Speeding vehicles and vehicles which turn onto to roadway without notice cause potentially dangerous situations. Because we live in a mountainous region, some people have a tendency to look at the scenery and not pay close enough attention to their driving. This creates a high risk for an accident to happen. It is the responsibility of every driver to obey all laws. Following are a few reminders regarding safe driving:

  • Drive at the posted speed limit.
  • Yield to all emergency vehicles by pulling over off the road as far to the right as is safely possible.
  • Adjust your speed during adverse weather conditions.
  • Designate a driver who will remain sober if you plan to drink or if you are taking medications which could impair your ability to drive.
  • When school bus lights are flashing yellow and red, slow down and stop until the lights stop flashing.
  • Always stop for pedestrians who are in a crosswalk.
  • Buckle up and instruct all passengers in the vehicle to do the same. Wearing seat belts save lives in the event of an accident.
  • Do not cross a double yellow line to make a u-turn.