Representative McKean, prime sponsor, introduced
House Bill 20-1145, concerning the safety consequences of a driver passing
an official vehicle that displays a warning light. The bill requires
a driver overtaking an emergency vehicle, tow vehicle, or public utility
vehicle parked on the side of the road to slow down to 25 miles per hour
if the speed limit is less than 45 miles per hour. If the speed limit
is 45 miles per hour or more the bill requires the driver to slow down
to at least 20 miles per hour less than the speed limit.