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Colorado Driver Handbook 1
TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION
1. THE DRIVER’S LICENSE ...........................................3
1.1 Persons Required to have a Driver’s license ..............31.2 Persons Who Cannot be Issued a ColoradoDriver’s license ...............................................................31.3 Obtaining a Colorado Driver’s license........................31.4 Classes of Colorado Driver’s license ...........................4
1.5ParentConsentforMinor/Afdavitof
 Liability and Guardianship...........................................4
2. TYPES OF INSTRUCTION PERMITSAND LICENSE ..............................................................43. NEW RESIDENT/RENEWAL .....................................6
3.1 New Resident With a Valid License.............................63.2 Renewal of a Colorado Driver’s license orInstruction Permit ..........................................................6
4. DUPLICATE DRIVER’S LICENSE ............................6
4.1 Lost, Stolen or Mutilated License or Permit ...............64.2 Change of Name and/or Address ...............................6
5. EXTENSION OF COLORADODRIVER’S LICENSE ....................................................76. KEEPING YOUR LICENSE ........................................7
6.1 Re-Examination ..............................................................76.2 Colorado Point System ..................................................76.3 Your Driving Privilege May be Suspended,Revoked or Canceled if you..........................................8
7. UNDERSTANDING COLORADO’S MOTORVEHICLE LAWS ............................................................8
7.1 Motor Vehicle insurance Database Law ......................87.2 Financial Responsibility LawCompulsory Insurance ..................................................87.3 Colorado’s Safety Belt Law ...........................................97.4 Colorado’s Child Passenger Protection Law ..............97.5 Colorado’s Graduated License Law ............................97.6 Occupants of Vehicles ....................................................97.7 Using a Cell Phone While Driving ..............................97.8 Toy Vehicles .....................................................................97.9 License Plates ..................................................................9
8. DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE ...................10
8.1 Alcohol and Driving ....................................................108.2 Drugs and Driving .......................................................108.3 Express Consent ...........................................................118.4 Under Age 21 ...............................................................11
9. BEFORE YOU DRIVE ................................................1110. RULES OF THE ROAD ..............................................12
10.1TrafcControls
.............................................................12
10.1aTrafcSignals
......................................................12
10.1bTrafcSigns
.........................................................1310.1c Pavement Markings ..........................................1510.1d Lane Controls .....................................................1510.2 Right of Way ..................................................................1610.3 Speed ..............................................................................1710.4 Turning...........................................................................1810.5 Parking ...........................................................................19
11. SAFE DRIVING TIPS ................................................19
11.1 Steering ..........................................................................1911.2 Scanning ........................................................................2011.3 Following Another Vehicle .........................................20
11.4AdjustingtoTrafc
......................................................2011.5 Trouble Spots ................................................................2011.6 Entering the Freeway ..................................................2011.6a Freeway Driving ................................................2111.6b Leaving the Freeway ..........................................2111.7 Changing Lanes ............................................................2111.8 Passing ...........................................................................2111.9 Hills and Curves ...........................................................2111.10 Night Driving ...............................................................2111.11 Bad Weather ..................................................................2211.11a Snow and Ice .....................................................2211.12 Mountain Driving ........................................................2311.13 Rural Driving ................................................................2311.14 Construction Zones ......................................................23
12. SHARING THE ROAD..............................................23
12.1 Large Trucks and Buses...............................................2312.2 Railroad Crossings .......................................................2412.3 Light Rail .......................................................................2512.4 Bicycles and Motorcycles ............................................2612.5 Careless/Reckless Driving ..........................................2612.6 Aggressive Driving ......................................................26
13. THE DRIVE TEST .......................................................2714. EMERGENCIES ..........................................................28
14.1 Avoiding Collisions......................................................2814.2 Vehicle Emergencies.....................................................2814.2a Brake Failure .......................................................2814.2b Tire Blowout........................................................2814.2c Power Failure ......................................................2814.2d Headlight Failure ...............................................2814.2e Jammed Gas Pedal .............................................2914.2f Driving off the Pavement .................................2914.3 Animals ..........................................................................2914.4 Accidents .......................................................................2914.5 First Aid .........................................................................29
15. PEDESTRIANS............................................................2916. BICYCLES .....................................................................3017. ORGAN DONATION ................................................3018. SERVICE CENTER GUIDE .......................................31
18.1 Driver’s license .............................................................3118.1a Services ................................................................31
18.1bOfceLocations
..................................................33
18.2CountyOfces(VehicleLicensePlates)
...................35
19. DRIVE TIME LOG SHEET .......................................37
DR2337(06/12/12)
 
Colorado Driver Handbook 2
Colorado State Patrol700 Kipling St.Denver, Colorado 80215Public Affairs: 303.239.4574
Take,
 
“TWO Seconds for Safety!” 
 
Take two-seconds to fasten
your seat belt. Take two deep breaths to become centered.
 
Take two-seconds to be mindful of how unacceptable driving behavior can affect your life and others.Use the Colorado State Patrol’s
“TWO Seconds for Safety” 
 
salute to remind yourself and others to be civil on ourhighways. When confronted by an aggressive driver, ignorethem and get out of their way. Avoid eye contact. Maintain apositive attitude when you drive!
Unacceptable aggressive driving behavior includes tailgating,
weavinginandoutoftrafc,passingontherightortheshoulder
of the highway, cutting people off, failure to allow others to merge
orpass,obscenehandgestures,honking,yellingorashing
lights, exceeding the speed limit, bumping or ramming anothervehicle or brandishing weapons.
Start Taking an Active Role
 
 
To report an aggressive driver,
road hazards or request assistance, you can use your cellphone to make a free call directly to the Colorado State Patrol by dialing
STAR CSP (*277)
.

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