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Colorado Department of Transportation urges motorists to move over for first responders

CDOT wants to remind drivers about the safety of first responders.
Semi truck driving down the highway of I-70
Semi truck driving down the highway of I-70(KKCO/KJCT)
Published: Nov. 9, 2021 at 9:27 PM MST
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) - The Colorado Department of Transportation is urging motorists to move over from law enforcement on the road’s shoulders.

Governor Jared Polis has declared this week, Nov. 8-14, as Crash Responder Safety Week, and CDOT wants to remind drivers about the safety of first responders.

CDOT states that drivers need to slow down and move away from first responders attending to an incident on the side of the road. In the state of Colorado, CDOT mentions that there is a law called the Move-Over Law.

“So the Move Over law states that you have to slow down by twenty five miles per hour if you are on the highway. So if you can’t move over, slow down significantly. Even if you do move over a lane, you should probably slow down a little bit to keep everybody safe. If you are on a secondary road, you need to slow down to twenty five miles per hour,” said Sam Cole, CDOT Communications Manager.

Drivers should be aware that they can be charged with hefty fines if they do not abide by the Move-Over Law.

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