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1 year 3 months ago

Teach teens to drive safe during holidays

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...

1 year 8 months ago

Driving conditions slow in Pueblo

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...

2 years 5 months ago

Tips to improving your fuel efficiency

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...

2 years 8 months ago

Staying safe on icy roads

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...

2 years 10 months ago

Views differ on medicated driving

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...

3 years 7 months ago

Teen driving class offered

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...

3 years 10 months ago

Fewer teen drivers die in accidents

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...

3 years 11 months ago

Distracted driving deaths fall in 2009

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...

3 years 11 months ago

Traffic fatalities down over summer in Colorado

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...

3 years 11 months ago

Colorado Springs on list of safest drivers

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...

4 years 1 month ago

Lindsay Lohan sentenced to jail

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....

4 years 1 month ago

Tougher DUI law now in effect

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...

4 years 2 months ago

'American Pie' actor Chris Klein arrested on DUI

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...

4 years 7 months ago

Deer jumps into SUV, injures driver

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...

4 years 7 months ago

New organization combats distracted driving

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...

4 years 7 months ago

Sister accidentally runs over, kills brother

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,...

4 years 9 months ago

Colorado plans Thanksgiving week DUI crackdown

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...

4 years 10 months ago

COSMIX repairs on the way

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...

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