Currently, a person is required to use certain traction-control equipment, such as chains or snow-rated tires, when the Colorado department of transportation restricts road use due to a winter storm. The bill:
- Allows for current technology and traction options;
- Sets minimum standards for tires; and
- Requires the traction equipment to be carried on I-70 between milepost 133 (Dotsero) and milepost 259 (Morrison) from September 1 through May 31 when icy or snow-packed conditions are present.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)