The following information is updated periodically. However, laws and regulations can change between updates. State statutes and local ordinances are the ultimate authorities for these issues.
Points of Interest
Rural Interstates: Cars 75, Trucks 75
Urban Interstates: Cars 65, Trucks 65
Other Limited Access Roads: Cars 65, Trucks 65
These speed limits apply unless a different limit is posted.
Absolute (Exceeding the speed limit is illegal per se--regardless of whether it was safe under the specific conditions): Interstate and State Highway limits
Presumed (Driving faster than the speed limit is only evidence of unreasonable speed--you can still argue that your speed was safe under the specific conditions): All other limits
Speed Limits Enforcement Techniques
Enforced through use of:
Automated Speed Enforcement: Yes
Ticket Payment Methods
Consult your ticket or clerk of courts
Trial By Declaration Allowed
Jury Trial Allowed
Member of Nonresident Compact
Member of Driver License Compact
When and Where to File Accident Reports
Accidents involving death, personal injury, or property damage must be reported immediately to the local authorities or state police.
Resident Insurance Requirements
Liability insurance is required (although some states allow posting a cash bond or such as an alternative)
Minimum Coverage Required:
Injury to one person: $25,000
All injuries: $50,000
Property Damage: $15,000
Colorado is a "no-fault" state
Novice Drivers: All cell phone use prohibited for ages under 18, using primary enforcement
School Bus Drivers: No special restrictions
All Drivers: Text-messaging prohibited, using primary enforcement
Telephone: 303/239-4500 (Colorado State Patrol)
Emergency Cellular Phone Number: 911 or *CSP
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This page was last updated: August 2010