In the never-ending battle against drunk drivers, a new, and controversial, tactic is emerging in Colorado.
Avon, Colorado, Police Chief Bruce Kozak has announced his officers will seek search warrants to draw blood from suspected drunk drivers who refuse to cooperate with officers. According to a May 22, 2009, report by The Denver Post, Kozak likened the blood in a suspected drunk driver’s veins to a gun next to a murder victim…simply evidence to be collected.
A Denver airman fought for our freedom in Iraq and is now fighting to keep his car, seized by Denver Police under a controversial new law.
Brian Furman spent the past 13 months on dangerous duty in Iraq. He just got back, stationed at Buckley Air base. He says he didn't realize his Missouri driver's license had expired while he was in Iraq, until a Denver Police officer pulled him over for a broken headlight.
A study recently completed by GMAC Insurance confirms the suspicions of many motorcyclists--there are many drivers on the roads that simply shouldn't be there.
Results from the 2009 GMAC Insurance National Drivers Test released today found that 20.1 percent of licensed Americans--amounting to roughly 41 million drivers on the road--would not pass a written drivers test exam if taken today.
The results show riding in New York is risky, while drivers in Idaho and Wisconsin at least know the rules of the road.
A PHOTO TRIBUTE TO GRIZ IS POSTED IN THE GALLERIES SECTION
Griz Robinson, long-time owner of Pueblo bike shop, The Chop Shop, and top fuel Harley drag bike pilot, died early Wednesday morning, May 20, 2009, from injuries he suffered in a crash in Pueblo on May 12, 2009.
Gregory Robinson, or “Griz”, as he was known, was 56 years old. A memorial service was held at the PMI Dragstrip, West of Pueblo on Highway 50 May 27, 2009 at 1pm.
MORE PHOTOS POSTED IN THE GALLERIES
If it’s raining, it must be Red River.
“Wet River” lived up to it’s nickname again in 2009, as the 27th Annual Red River Memorial Day Motorcycle Rally was again saddled with grey skies emptying themselves on bikers who rolled into the Northern New Mexico town for the long holiday weekend.
Red River officials put the “official” attendance at around 15,000 people, but long time attendees, vendors, and some residents say the number might have been lower.
A few photos of our friend Griz Robinson are now posted in the gallery. More will be added as we dig them out of the archives. If you have a few shots you'd like to ad, send 'em to email@example.com and we'll add them to the gallery.
By Tim Anderson
The numbers are in, and it’s bad news for motorcyclists on Colorado roadways.
98 motorcyclists and passengers died as a result of crashes in Colorado during 2008.
See a snapshot of Colorado motorcycle fatality statistics by downloading the pdf here.
By Tim Anderson
Colorado motorcyclists will see tangible signs of federally funded motorcycle training and awareness campaigns again in 2009.
According to Colorado department of transportation spokeswoman heather Halpape, the Live To Ride campaign started last summer will pick up again for the 2009 riding season.
MORE PHOTOS FROM THIS EVENT IN THE GALLERIES SECTION
The nasty wind that was blowing on April 3, 2009, did little to take away from the atmosphere of the day. The sun was out, skies were clear, and there were motorcycles to be ridden.
It was a near perfect day for the inaugural Spring Kick-Start hosted by the Fort Carson Chapter of the US Military Motorcycle Riders at Iron Horse Park at The Mountain Post.