As winter weather approaches, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is reminding drivers not to get duped into a false sense of sunshine-induced security — winter weather and winter driving will come back around and we’ll all be better off if we take time to prepare.
CDOT is offering the following list of tips and guidelines for Colorado drivers to be winter ready:
Additionally, all motorists should be familiar with Colorado’s Passenger Vehicle Traction Law and Passenger Vehicle Chain Law. These laws are implemented when weather and road conditions require it, at which time highway signage will be activated to alert drivers.
Without proper equipment, you can be fined $130. If your vehicle blocks the roadway, you could be fined more than $650.
Stacia Sellers, Communications Specialist for CDOT states, “Winter driving safety is a two-way street. CDOT will use snowplows, courtesy patrol vehicles and numerous operations systems to keep Colorado’s roads safe this winter, but we need drivers to be prepared and do their part as well. It only takes one person with bad tires to throw everything off.”