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Planning to celebrate 420 in Colorado? Here's how to know when you've had too much to drive
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In Colorado, 4/20 is to marijuana users as New Year’s Eve is to alcohol drinkers.

The events lead to heavy consumption of drugs and/or alcohol. So, law enforcement increase patrols, leading to an increase in driving under the influence citations and impaired-driving deaths.

In 2022, the last year for which numbers were reported, there were 101 traffic deaths in Colorado involving cannabis above the legal limit, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.

That’s why the agency has a warning for drivers on April 20: "Drive High, Get a DUI."

4/20 is marked with an assortment of cannabis-inspired popular events such as 420 on the Rocks and The Mile High 420 Festival.

Whether attending one of those or other public cannabis events or privately celebrating the 10-year anniversary of recreational marijuana becoming legal in Colorado , here are tips to make sure everyone gets home safely: US 287, known as the ‘Highway of Death,’ will see added patrols

The 30-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 287 from Colorado Highway 14 north of Fort Collins to the Wyoming state line is one of the more dangerous sections of highways in Colorado, earning it the name "Highway of Death" due to its number of fatalities .Among the leading causes of those fatal crashes is driving under the influence, according to Colorado State Patrol.That stretch connects Colorado State University in Fort Collins, where recreational marijuana use is legal, and the University of Wyoming in Laramie, where it is not legal.Law enforcement agencies will add extra patrols to the […]

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