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If you are visiting Colorado and are planning to drive during your visit, you should be aware of state traffic regulations. If you are in Colorado for a short visit and you already hold a drivers license issued by another state or another country, you may use it in Colorado. However, if you take a job in Colorado or live in the state for longer than 90 days, you will be required to surrender your original license and apply for a Colorado drivers license. If your drivers license is still valid or expired less than one year ago, the written examination at the DMV can be waived. However, you may still be required to take the Division of Motor Vehicles on-road test, depending on the state or country that issued the original drivers license.

Foreign visitors should always get acquainted with traffic rules and road signs that are specific to the U.S. prior to getting behind the wheel. Even if you are an experienced driver and have held your license for a long period of time, you may encounter certain rules that are not common in your home country. offers a course for those who already have some driving experience, but want to learn the laws that govern American roads. The course is designed to be a comprehensive guide for tourists, students, business travelers, and those who are planning to make Colorado their home. covers areas such as obtaining a license registering and insuring the vehicle. The Website also provides tips for safe driving in the US. is a privately held company and is in no way associated with the Department of Motor Vehicles, any other government agency, or the driving schools listed in this website. All external hyperlinks are provided for your information and for the benefit of the general public. does not testify to, sponsor or endorse the accuracy of the information provided on externally linked pages.