Colorado’s distracted driving laws prohibit text messaging for all drivers and talking on a cellphone for only certain drivers. Read about the law's specifics, including the costs of a cellphone or texting ticket.
Colorado has three types of speeding laws: a “basic speeding law,” “presumed speed limits,” and “absolute speed limits.” This article explains the differences between the three and the consequences of a speeding violation.
If you get caught running a stop sign or red light in Colorado, you’ll likely face fines and demerit points on your driving record. This article gives an overview of what the law prohibits and some specific consequences of a stop sign or red light violation.
What is the law in Colorado regarding passengers in your pickup cargo bed? Colorado is one of a majority of states that has restrictions on passengers in the cargo bed of a pickup truck. For the most part, these laws are intended to protect younger passengers.
What does it mean to drive without a license in Colorado? Driving without a license can refer to three scenarios: driving without a valid license, not having your license in your possession, and driving on a suspended or revoked license.
As in most states, each time you are convicted of a traffic violation in Colorado, the court notifies the DMV of the conviction. A "conviction" occurs when you are convicted at trial, plead guilty, accept a plea bargain or fail to show up for your court date. The Colorado DMV periodically analyzes your record to see if there are enough points to cause a point suspension.
Obtaining a commercial driver's license (CDL) in Colorado requires passage of a skills and knowledge test based upon the type of commercial motor vehicles (CMV) being driven. Federal law requires that CDL drivers crossing state lines must be 21 years of age. States may set different age limits for commercial drivers that operate solely within the state.
In Colorado, 20 of 28 children (four to seven years old) killed in traffic crashes in a four year period were improperly restrained. Colorado has laws mandating protection for children in cars. The following table indicates Colorado’s requirements.