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HB19-1207

Winter Conditions And Traction Control Requirements

Concerning a requirement that motor vehicles meet traction-control standards for winter conditions.
Session:
2019 Regular Session
Subject:
Transportation & Motor Vehicles
Bill Summary

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.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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