Drivers in Northwest Colorado are reminded to move over
Craig — Colorado law requires motorists to yield the right of way to certain vehicles when they are displaying flashing warning lights.
The penalty for failing to move over is a careless driving violation citation — a four-point ticket with fines of at least $150.
Drivers sharing the road with stationary emergency vehicles, tow-service vehicles and construction-maintenance vehicles displaying flashing lights must move over by one lane or slow and proceed with due care and caution when it is not possible to move over a lane.
In March, state troopers in Northwest Colorado joined with other state troopers and 25 law enforcement agencies including sheriff deputies and police officers for emphasized enforcement of Colorado’s Move Over Law in Operation 1C3.
Operation 1C3 (One-Charlie-Three) honors Trooper Cody Donahue, who was struck and killed Nov. 25, 2016 by a passing motorist while assisting at a crash scene south of Castle Rock.
The enforcement wave resulted in over 1,000 motorists contacted.
• 558 move over violations.
• Three arrests of people driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and
• 18 driver’s license violations.
Columbine Valley, Lakewood, Grand Junction and Jefferson County law enforcement are adding their efforts to the operation in April.
Follow enforcement efforts on twitter @CPS_News. Post a messages using #1C3 as a tag.
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