We all know that in Colorado the legal limit for blood alcohol content is 0.08%, right? Well, we should know that. DUI's are a major problem in Colorado and it is a growing issue.

We live in a world where we have ride-sharing apps like Lyft and Uber make DUIs easily avoidable, but unfortunately, many Colorado drivers still grab the keys and drive even though they are legally impaired.

Colorado DUI Repercussions


If you drive under the influence and are arrested in Colorado you will have the DUI on your criminal for the rest of your life.

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Additionally, 12 points will be added to your license and your insurance will skyrocket for at least two years.

DUI Laws Are Changing


The nation is cracking down on impaired driving and some states are enforcing stricter policies and laws. Three states are changing the legal limit from 0.08 to 0.05. Members of the Senate in these states believe that the change will save many lives.

...drivers with a blood alcohol level between 0.05 and 0.079 percent are around seven times more likely to be killed in a crash than if they had not had any alcohol. - Aleks Phillips

Hawaii, Washington State, and Utah have been working on these laws and some experts believe it may spread nationwide.

0.05 vs 0.08 in Colorado

If your blood alcohol content is between 0.05 and 0.08 you can still be breaking the law in Colorado. This range is considered a DWAI, also known as driving while ability impaired. It is a smaller offense, but still impactful.

If Colorado changed the DUI law to 0.08, we could imagine that the DWAI range would be even less, or more realistically, taken out entirely.

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