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Passenger Vehicle Drivers Like You Now Responsible for Complying with Traction and Passenger Vehicle Chain Laws

Winter driving conditions in Colorado are a serious force to be reckoned with. Semi-trucks aren’t the only vehicles accountable for the use of chains and proper tires on Colorado highways, anymore, and with good reason. As Mayor Michael Hancock wrote in regards to The Denver Vision Zero Action Plan, “Traffic deaths and severe injuries are unacceptable and preventable, and safety must be the most important consideration for every Denver street.”Passenger vehicle drivers like yourself are now responsible for knowing and complying with the Traction and Passenger Vehicle Chain Laws. Don’t worry though, Stevinson Chevrolet is here to make sure you’re compliant, safe, and secure!
Cars that are unable to properly grip the roads slow down traffic and slip easily on snow and ice. Did you know that you can be fined more than $130 if you don’t have the proper equipment on your vehicle and the Colorado Department of Transportation, or CDOT, issues an active Traction Law, also known as Code 15? That…

Range of Cruze Diesel Enables Stops For Fun, Not Fuel, in Rockies

Originally Published in New Roads Magazine

Westbound pioneers crossing the High Plains of Colorado must have been awestruck at their first sight of the Rocky Mountains rising ahead. The steep terrain and craggy peaks would certainly be quite a formidable challenge for their fragile horse-drawn wagons. That challenge was easily met when I ventured from Denver into the foothills of the Front Range to sample the region’s outdoor recreation spots and excellent driving roads. Making the trip in a 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Sedan proved practically effortless, thanks to its quiet new turbodiesel engine—and more fun with the standard 6-speed manual transmission. 
Even today, Denver serves as something of a gateway to the American West, a transition point from the expansive farming stretches of the heartland to the continent’s mountainous spine. Yet this diversity of settings and activities is within range of an easy day’s or two-day drive—and affordable when your fuel economy rating offers up…