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43Colorado motorist fatalities near historic lows since marijuana legalization passed

The argument regarding the legalization of marijuana in Washington and Colorado has its fair share of both supporters and detractors. Some point to a drop in violent crimes and big bumps in tax revenue, while others will point to an increase the number of people driving under the influence. Interestingly, though, that little stat may actually add one more item into the pros column.

107Has Pot Legalization Affected Colorado's Driving Fatalities?

Legal marijuana has not raised danger on the roads so far

Colorado's recent legalization of recreational marijuana has fueled fears about public safety on roadways, with critics pointing to the drug's negative effect on cognitive ability and reaction time. But according to numbers compiled by the Washington Post, traffic fatalities are near historic lows in the state since decriminalization was put into place.

1Pot Tourists Dumping Stashes At Denver Airport Rental Car Agencies

Travelers unable to bring extra weed home ditch it before heading into the airport

Car rental agencies operating at Denver International Airport are reporting tourists with extra pot are frequently handing it off to their employees or stashing their stash in the cars before they return them.

11EcoCar2 is on the hunt for a better, cleaner Chevy Malibu [w/video]

Winner Of Three-Year Student Competition Named Tonight In DC

The students spent three years transforming an ordinary Chevy Malibu into a revolutionary vehicle.

24Colorado company making American Ute dreams come true

Randy Reese is the Colorado dreamcatcher for those who still light votive candles at the altar of Our Lady of El Camino. He fulfills his role by importing the bodies of Australian utes, like the one pictured above, and installing them on the chassis' of fully US-compliant cars like the Pontiac GTO, G8, or Chevrolet Caprice or Impala. His two-year-old company only builds a few cars a year - each one takes 2.5 months - but they're all fully done up with their original safety equipment, accessories

445Drivers With Colorado License Plates Pulled Over And Searched For Pot

Says he's a victim of profiling

A Colorado man was pulled over while on a road trip with his girlfriend just outside Las Vegas, not because he broke any laws, but because his truck carried a Colorado license plate.

14Former Volt, Fisker executive Tony Posawatz joins Electrification Coalition

When it comes to choosing a guy who's gone from Rocky Mountain High to sea level in the electric vehicle world, the Electrification Coalition couldn't have made a better choice. The EV advocacy group has tapped Tony Posawatz, he of the former Chevrolet Volt and Fisker Automotive fame, to help spread the EV word. Posawatz will head the Coalition's community efforts in Drive Electric Northern Colorado (DENC) and Drive Electric Orlando (DEO).

283Baby Towed Away Inside Illegally Parked Car

Father charged with endangering a minor

A Colorado man is behind bars and is being investigated for child neglect after his car was towed with his one-year-old son inside last weekend.

7Aston Martin brings ice driving program to America [w/video]

With between four and six hundred horsepower channeled to the rear wheels from a V8 or V12 engine mounted up front, an Aston Martin – any Aston Martin, really – might not seem like the smartest choice for driving on ice and snow. But that can also make it the most fun, and the most enlightening to experience.

41Motorcyclist tempts fate riding through Colorado floods, loses

Floods, besides being remarkably destructive natural disasters, are dangerous simply because most people don't realize how treacherous an overabundance of water can be.

22Colorado cop jokingly tickets Blackhawk helicopter

Upon stumbling on a Blackhawk helicopter illegally parked in the street, this officer did the only thing he could: he wrote the pilot a ticket. It seems the pilot had "Parked in a no-parking zone" and had "Parked facing the wrong way." A double whammy, then.

AddBoulder Electric keeps on trucking with vehicle-to-grid charging demonstrations

Boulder Electric Vehicle is gradually taking demonstrations of its vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology westward, spreading the gospel of an electric truck that can power itself while providing about 60 kilowatts worth of juice for a building or another outside source.

23Watch a firetruck drive through flooded streets in Colorado

As far as emergency vehicles go, they don't come much tougher than a fire truck. The rigs which firefighters use to respond to all manner of emergencies are built to get them there, with all the gear they need, help them get the victims out and suppress the fire itself. But every once in a while, even machines as tough-as-nails as fire trucks manage to impress us with their damn-the-odds capabilities.

30Car Explodes After Rear End Collision

Oxygen canisters in the car's trunk sent debris high into the air

A car in Colorado Springs, Colo., went out with a bang after a serious rear-end collision cause it to catch fire and explode.

9Ford gives Colorado family MyEnergi Lifestyle retrofit

Ford has given one tree-hugging family a few more chances to show the environment some love by giving away one of its C-Max Energi Plug-in Hybrids as part of an energy-conservation contest. Colorado's Sattler family beat out "thousands" of entrants in the MyEnergi Lifestyle contest by showing how they live sustainably on a budget. Ford says that if every family practiced the Sattlers' sustainability efforts, the energy used by 32 million US homes would be eliminated, which is Big Foot-sized carb

35Intrepid farmer plows fire line in hay field

Colorado is in the grips of its nearly annual summer wildfires. The fast-moving fires are fed by dry conditions and high winds, and have resulted in desperate attempts on the part of some residents to save their homes and livelihoods.

419Texting While Driving Claims Young Victim In Colorado Crash

Colorado man's family pleading 'Don't text and drive'

College student Alexander Heit, 22, died texting while driving.

5Good Samaritans Help Lift Car Off Mom and Child Pinned Underneath

Victims are expected to survive thanks to quick action

Fast-acting Good Samaritans helped save the lives of a mother and child who were run over and trapped underneath a car in Aurora, Colorado.

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