Colorado sets up checkpoints to check Сhain Law compliance
The Colorado State Patrol (CSP) has announced activities to enforce the snow Chain Law.
The Dumont Colorado Entry Patrol and the Colorado Department of Transportation have set up checkpoints to enforce the snow Chain Law near Georgetown on I-70 at mile marker 228.
All truck drivers will have to follow certain signs directing them to the checkpoint. CSP police officers will stop those who do not comply.
Below are the checkpoint dates and times:
- September 27, 2022 – 8 a.m. — 4 p.m.
- October 4, 2022 – 8 a.m. — 4 p.m.
- October 14, 2022 – 8 a.m. — 4 p.m.
- October 17, 2022 – 10 a.m. —6 p.m.
- October 26, 2022 – 8 a.m. — 4 p.m.
The fine for non-compliance while driving in winter is $500 plus a $79 surcharge. If the truck gets stuck and blocks the road, the fine is $1,000 plus a $157 surcharge.
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) requires commercial vehicle drivers traveling on I-70 between markers 133 (Dotcero) and 259 (Morrison) to have sufficient chains from September 1 to May 31 each year.