May 7, 2013 3:13 AM
Memorial Day through Labor Day is the most dangerous time of year for teen drivers. The Insurance Information Institute reports an average of eight teens killed in car accidents "every single day" during that period over the past five years. Keep your teen safe by enrolling them in both drivers... more »
April 23, 2013 3:47 AM
It's often difficult to know when it's safe for stroke patients to get back behind the wheel. Now, new research found that simple cognitive tests that measure focus, attention, reaction time and perception can often predict driving readiness. In a study of 78 patients who were examined between six and... more »
April 9, 2013 3:03 AM
Daydreaming and driving could prove to be a deadly combination. A recent study by the Erie Insurance Group reveals you are five times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash if you are "lost in thought" rather than if you are distracted by some type of electronic device.... more »
December 19, 2012 5:15 PM
It was slow driving in Pueblo today, like many other areas of Southern Colorado. CDOT had about 80 different trucks out in the region. They will work till all main roads are clear and the storm is over. Drivers tell us, even if they're running late, they try to stay... more »
August 21, 2012 5:56 PM
A couple who each lost a leg when their motorcycle was struck by a teenager who was driving and texting in New Jersey have settled their lawsuit against him for $500,000. David and Linda Kubert's attorney says the settlement amount equals the maximum driver Kyle Best's insurance would cover. The... more »
May 9, 2012 8:09 AM
HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. (AP) - Rima Fakih, the first Arab-American to be crowned Miss USA, is scheduled to be sentenced in a Michigan drunken driving case. The 26-year-old former beauty queen faces a maximum penalty of 93 days in jail at Wednesday's hearing in Highland Park, an enclave of Detroit.... more »
April 17, 2012 7:18 PM
Gas prices continue to hover just under $4 a gallon around here, but they're likely to go higher as vacation season arrives.
We want to know, what would it take to make you stop driving?
Gas prices aren't what they used to be.
"I can remember when... more »
March 29, 2012 9:53 PM
Statistics out from the National Highway Safety Administration show distracted drivers are a growing problem on the roads.
More than 6,000 people die each year from crashes involving distractions behind the wheel; whether it's a cell phone, a navigation device, or an iPod, electronics are taking eyes off the... more »
March 2, 2012 8:20 AM
Did you know there are things you can do to get the most miles for your fuel? As the price for gas continues to rise, drivers are now looking to improve their fuel efficiency.
"Aggressive driving is a terrible gas waster," says Philip Reed from Edmunds.com, adding that, "It... more »
December 20, 2011 12:05 AM
As winter descends on Southern Colorado, no doubt we'll see cars slipping and sliding all over our roads. Whether you're a life time Coloradan or a newbie, those slick roads seem to get us all. But it doesn't have to be that way. We drove along with the instructors at... more »
September 28, 2011 6:45 PM
Medical marijuana supporters in Colorado believe that some patients can safely drive even if they have recently medicated. But state troopers think those supporters may be giving out dangerous advice.
The Colorado Department of Transportation rolled out a public service announcement campaign last month warning drivers specifically not to... more »
January 18, 2011 7:48 AM
Treacherous driving conditions have forced the closure of three major highways through the Colorado mountains.
Two stretches of westbound I-70 are closed, from milemarkers 205-228 and again at milemarker 126. There's an overturned semi at 126.
Eastbound I-70 is closed from milemarkers 205-211.
US 40 is closed... more »
January 5, 2011 2:14 PM
The Pueblo Health Department will offer a free teen driving class later this month.
"For several decades driver's education was offered through the school system, which lead to a uniform understanding of road rules and safety," stated Marti Borden, Program Manager for Community Outreach in Community Health Services at... more »
November 24, 2010 1:27 AM
The Thanksgiving road trip is a yearly tradition for millions of Americans. This year, there's going to be a lot of people on the roads. "In the mountain states we are seeing a 10.7% increase in Thanksgiving holiday travel this year as compared to last year." explains Wave Dreher with... more »
October 21, 2010 12:42 PM
ATLANTA (AP) - U.S. health officials say fatal car crashes involving teen drivers fell by about a third over five years. The number of teen deaths dropped dramatically from about 2,200 in 2004 to 1,400 in 2008.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says several factors might explain... more »
September 20, 2010 8:29 AM
The government says the number of people killed in crashes connected to driver distraction fell last year but still remain an epidemic.
The Transportation Department said Monday that 5,474 people were killed in 2009 in crashes reported to have involved distracted driving, a 6 percent decline from the more... more »
September 13, 2010 7:25 PM
Preliminary data from the Colorado Department of Transportation shows a 5 percent decrease in the number of alcohol-related fatalities this year between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. CDOT reports 47 people were killed this summer in alcohol-related crashes, compared to 55 last summer. DUI arrests were also down 12... more »
September 7, 2010 8:36 AM
Authorities say a pickup drifted off a Colorado highway and crashed, killing a University of Wyoming football player and injuring three teammates.
The Colorado State Patrol says Ruben Narcisse, 19, of Miami was killed in the crash early Monday. Trey Fox, 19, of Glenwood Springs, Christian Morgan,18, of Aurora,... more »
September 3, 2010 8:37 AM
Anyone who's nearly been run-down by insane drivers on Academy or Powers may dispute this--but Allstate Insurance ranks Colorado Springs as the fourth-safest driving city with the average driver involved in a collision every 12.5 years.
The list was released Thursday of the country's 200 largest cities based on... more »
August 26, 2010 12:53 AM
Marguerite Groves is 100 years old, lives in Security and just last month got her drivers license renewed. These days she limits her trips to places close to home like the Fountain Valley Senior Center. But a couple of years back, when she was 94, Marguerite did the all... more »
August 24, 2010 8:42 AM
Police say the wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has been charged with driving under the influence of drugs in New York's Hudson Valley.
The arrest comes one month after Mary Kennedy's license was suspended following her guilty plea to driving while impaired by alcohol.
State police say... more »
July 7, 2010 8:42 AM
Troubled actress Lindsey Lohan is headed for jail. The 24-year-old actress was sentenced Tuesday in a Beverly Hills courtroom for violating probation in connection with her DUI cases.
After a shocking day in court Tuesday, Lindsay Lohan wakes up this morning facing jail time. A California judge had enough.... more »
July 1, 2010 6:55 PM
A new law is now in effect in Colorado which increases penalties for repeat DUI offenders. It requires a minimum of 10 days in jail for a second DUI offense and 60 days in jail for a third and subsequent DUI offenses. Repeat DUI offenders also face a longer probation... more »
June 28, 2010 6:41 PM
The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is stepping up DUI enforcement as we approach the July 4th weekend.
Additional patrols will be added July 2 through 5. Those officers will specifically look for drivers who may be impaired by drugs or alcohol.
On Saturday, July 3, beginning at... more »
June 16, 2010 1:29 PM
Actor Chris Klein has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after authorities say he was spotted weaving across lanes on a California freeway.
The California Highway Patrol says in a news release that the 31-year-old "American Pie" and "Election" star was stopped early Wednesday after weaving across lanes... more »
June 11, 2010 5:28 PM
Twenty three people have already died in traffic accidents this summer season in Colorado, despite increased patrols by law enforcement agencies.
More than one-quarter of the fatalities since May 24, were a result of alcohol-related crashes. And 56 percent of the drivers and passengers killed were not wearing seat... more »
May 13, 2010 9:12 AM
The Colorado State Board of Education has rejected a requirement that school districts notify parents when when teachers or other employees are arrested or charged with certain offenses.
The board voted 4-3 against the rule Wednesday.
Board Chairman Bob Schaffer proposed the rule. He says parents have the... more »
March 16, 2010 12:09 PM
Alaska State Troopers needed just one traffic stop to make two arrests for drunken driving. Troopers said a highway patrol officer arrested a 42 year-old man for drunken driving after stopping him for speeding on Sunday. A short time later, a 29 year-old man arrived to take custody of the... more »
February 2, 2010 2:28 PM
A new Allstate Foundation shows increased aggression among teenage female drivers. According to The Allstate Foundation's latest study, "Shifting Teen Attitudes: The State of Teen Driving 2009," risky behavior while driving including speeding, aggression and texting is trending upward for teen girls across the nation but appears to be softening... more »
January 22, 2010 1:38 PM
A Georgia man was commuting to work when a deerjumped through the window of his SUV, and head-butted him. The deer's back end was hanging out of the vehicle as Clarence Johnson and his surprised passenger drove down the road.
"I was just riding listening to Ricky Smiley and... more »
January 12, 2010 9:32 AM
The federal government is trying to teach people about the dangers of distracted driving, launching a new organization called FocusDriven. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told morning show that members of the organization "will be traveling the country persuading people to put cell phones away while they're driving." LaHood and National... more »
January 3, 2010 9:37 AM
Police say a teenage girl accidentally ran over and killed her 17-year-old brother as the two played around in an Arizona shopping mall parking lot. Mesa Police spokesman Ed Wessing says the sister had dropped off her brother at Superstition Springs Mall Saturday evening. And then they started playing around,... more »
December 8, 2009 11:34 AM
Deaths in drunken driving crashes are down nationally but up in Colorado. A new federal report has found that drunken driving fatality rates fell in 40 states and the District of Columbia in 2008. The rates in three states remained virtually unchanged but the rate increased in Colorado along with... more »
November 30, 2009 9:10 PM
Colorado's "no texting while driving law" goes into effect Tuesday, December 1. Patrol officers now have the task of enforcing the law, which becomes difficult to do.
An officer can pull over a driver simply for texting and driving, but both Pueblo Police and Colorado Springs Police plan to... more »
November 30, 2009 12:58 PM
Colorado's no-texting law is set to take effect tomorrow. It will be illegal for Colorado drivers to send text messages, e-mail or tweet when behind the wheel. The new law also bars drivers under 18 from talking on their cell phones.
But Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle says it's... more »
November 25, 2009 11:11 AM
It will soon be illegal for drivers in Colorado to text, e-mail or tweet when they're behind the wheel. The ban passed by the Legislature will take effect Tuesday. The new law will also bar drivers under 18 from talking on their cell phones.
The law that passed is... more »
November 24, 2009 10:16 AM
Authorities around Colorado will be stepping up patrols to look for drunken drivers this week.
The Colorado State Patrol says troopers and 51 law-enforcement agencies will conduct the state's first Thanksgiving week DUI crackdown from 6 p.m. Tuesday until 3 a.m. on the Monday after Thanksgiving.
The State... more »
October 20, 2009 4:42 PM
Pueblo Police say a 69-year old driver was trying to park his car, when he went crashing into a Brakes Plus building. Instead of pushing the brakes, the man hit the gas pedal. The accident happened shortly before 1:30 Tuesday afternoon at the Brakes Plus on the 1200 block of... more »
September 30, 2009 10:58 PM
If you've been on I-25 in Colorado Springs lately you may have noticed a bit of a bumpy ride. Dips in the road are making for one headache of a commute. "About two weeks ago we went in there and we did have some panels that had settled and created... more »
September 4, 2009 8:20 AM
Law enforcement agencies across Colorado are gearing up to crack down on drunken drivers over the Labor Day weekend. Colorado officers have made 983 DUI arrests since Aug. 21 in an ongoing national enforcement effort that ends Tuesday.
In Colorado Springs, there will be two roving checkpoints over two... more »
September 1, 2009 9:57 AM
A new government study finds one in 10 got behind the wheel the last time they drank heavily. And, the report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says half of them left from a bar, restaurant or nightclub after downing five or more drinks. Experts in the CDC's... more »