Colorado man killed, driver charged with DUI in serious accident

Colorado man killed, driver charged with DUI in serious accident

Whether in Colorado or elsewhere, all drivers should understand they are responsible for the safety of not only themselves, but also their passengers and anyone else they encounter on their route. Drivers who follow safety measures both before and during their time behind the wheel help to reduce the chance of their vehicle becoming involved in a serious accident. Such measures include avoiding alcohol and drugs before driving, maintaining a safe vehicle, following traffic rules and avoiding distractions while driving….

Social media: The double-edged blade in divorce

Many people go onto social media to rant about the things they don’t like and to share their love for things they do. They may post pictures, chat with friends or family on public walls or forums, and generally build a rather public community. If you’re going through a divorce, that public community needs to be locked down. Social media can be, and has been, used against people in divorces in the past. A claim of drug or alcohol abuse…

Study finds adverse effects of juvenile detention

For young people, the threat of jail time is often used as a deterrent as parents and the authorities attempt to warn them about the ramifications of breaking the law. If they do so anyway, jail time is then used to reform them and keep them from committing crimes in the future. But does this actually work? The opposite of the intended impact Many studies not only dispute that this works, but show that it actually has the opposite of…

Watch out for the heaviest trucks on the road

Semitruck crashes are some of the most dangerous. In many cases, those crashes are caused by issues with the trucks’ cargo loads or because of dangerous driving practices. An average semitruck weighs around 35,000 pounds, though they can weigh up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded in the United States. Even without a trailer attached, a semi still weighs between 10,000 and 25,000 pounds. Comparatively, the average car weighs around 2,871 pounds, and the average passenger truck weighs around 6,000…

Revisiting Colorado’s felony DUI law five years later

Legislation that enacted felony drunk driving crimes were hailed by many groups in Michigan. From Mothers Against Drunk Driving to the Foundation to Advance Alcohol Responsibility, new and more severe consequences for driving under the influence (DUI) was welcome news. In 2015, Colorado legislators passed a bill to create a felony-level offense for those with at least three driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while ability impaired (DWAI) convictions in their criminal history. The legislation mandated more severe penalties….