Current law requires a driver who is overtaking an emergency vehicle, tow vehicle, or public utility vehicle that is parked on the side of the road to reduce and maintain a safe speed. The bill
requires makes it a presumption that the following speeds are safe unless the conditions require a lower speed:
The driver to slow down to25 miles per hour if the speed limit is less than 45 miles per hour; or
The driver to slow downAt least 20 miles per hour less than the posted speed limit if the speed limit is 45 miles per hour or more.
The bill also requires the Colorado state patrol and the department of transportation to create a campaign raising public awareness of the bill's requirements and of the dangers to stationary emergency and service vehicles.
(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)