Colorado State Patrol cracks down on move over law

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Starting Thursday, spurred by Trooper Cody Donahue’s death, Colorado State Patrol is strictly enforcing the move over law that’s been in effect in our state since 2006.

If you see a trooper, or any other emergency vehicle, on the side of the road, you must pull into the left lane or face getting a ticket of a $169.69.

If you can’t get over because of another car, you have to slow down significantly.

CSP said there is no specific speed you need to slow down to, so they handle all of these situations on a case-by-case basis. It’s hard for them to catch people doing this, but when they do they simply try to educate one driver at a time, so tragedies like Donahue’s death don’t happen.

Since 2013, they’ve given out a total of 10,140 citations, verbal warnings, and written warnings to drivers breaking the move over law.

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