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May 2013 Archives

Aurora trucking company cited by FMCSA for safety violations

Aurora-based trucking company GD Cars Inc. has recently been ordered by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to cease all operations after an investigation revealed that the company failed in numerous areas of safety protocol.

NTSB suggests lowering drunk driving threshold

As our Denver readers may have heard, the National Transportation Safety Board has urged states to reduce their threshold for drunken driving by nearly half, from .08 percent blood alcohol content to .05.  The .05 standard would match that used in other countries, with the goal of reducing fatal car accidents.

Toyota course to educate teens on dangers of distracted driving

Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents on our roadways, claiming 3,331 lives in 2011, up from 3,267 in 2010. Distraction comes in various forms, but use of cell phones is perhaps the cause gaining the greatest attention in recent years, undoubtedly because of the flourishing of hand-held technology and the popularity of texting.

Bill establishes DUI framework for marijuana impaired driving

On Tuesday, the Colorado Senate passed House Bill 1325 by a vote of 24-11, meaning that Governor John Hickenlooper, who will next have the opportunity to sign the bill into law. HB 1325 sets THC blood limits for motorists in Colorado, where recreational use of marijuana was legalized last fall.

Intersection in Aurora leaves infant dead, adult driver injured

On Sunday, two people died in a auto accident in Aurora, one of which was three month old baby.  The accident occurred when a red SUV and a pickup truck collided in an intersection, causing the SUV to crash into a light pole and an abutment.  According to police, that is what killed the driver—an adult male—and the infant, who had been in the seat directly behind the driver.

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