Posts Categorized: Traffic

How Many Points Are Too Many Points?

How Many Points Do I Get on My Driver’s License? People often come to us for help with traffic tickets and one of the most common concerns is whether they are in danger of losing their driver’s license.  Colorado has a points system.  The first question is the age of the driver.  Colorado allots a… Read more »

Colorado Springs: Two Careless Driving Cases; Different Treatment?

According to the Colorado Springs Gazette, drivers in two pedestrian deaths are receiving different treatment by the El Paso County District Attorney’s Office. Fact Pattern #1:  Driver 1 was driving south on Tejon in Colorado Springs, looking for a parking spot. He drove past an angled parking spot, stopped and drove in reverse to get… Read more »

Unethical Careless Driving Policy in Denver?

This fall the Denver Post obtained a memorandum distributed by the Denver City Attorney’s Office that instructed prosecutors to delay dismissal of non-provable careless driving cases.  When confronted about the policy, the City defended the policy, but also said they would be revising the memorandum.  It was recently confirmed by the Denver Post that the… Read more »

Aurora Red Light Cameras Questioned

Aurora is currently a red light enforcement community.  The city has red light cameras at various locations.  The city’s contract with Xerox for the red light cameras is expiring in June.  The contract has not yet been renewed because it is uncertain whether the cameras will continue to be used.  While the cameras generate about… Read more »

Texting While Driving

Colorado State Patrol is cracking down on texting and driving this weekend.  They are running extra patrols to try to catch people using their cell phones while driving.  A few years ago, Colorado passed a law the prohibits all drivers from texting and emailing from their cell phones.  Drivers under the age of 18 are… Read more »

Careless Driving or Vehicular Assault?

What is the Difference Between Careless Driving Causing Injury and Vehicular Assault? Careless driving is a traffic misdemeanor.  Whether there are serious injuries or a death as a result of the careless driving determines the possible penalties, but ultimately, even when a death is involved, it is a traffic misdemeanor.  Vehicular assault is a felony…. Read more »

Even Speeders Condemn Speeding

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration completed a survey providing information about how people feel about speeding as compared to their actions.  91% of those surveyed agreed that people should obey the speed limit.  However, over a quarter of those surveyed also indicated that they speed without thinking.  16% said they do not believe that… Read more »

Douglas County Looking for Hit and Run Driver

Douglas County Sheriff’s Department is looking for help finding the hit and run driver who hit a deputy and then fled the scene.  The incident occurred on November 24 when deputies were called out to an underage drinking house party in Highlands Ranch.  The deputy was interviewing witnesses when he was hit.  He sustained minor… Read more »