Bill to Study Snow Tire Issue Hits Governor’s Desk

WINTER-DRIVING-300Colorado lawmakers passed legislation to study whether to require snow tires or chains to drive on a mountainous stretch of Interstate 70 during spring and winter months. The proposal on its way to Governor John Hickenlooper’s desk is a watered-down version of what was initially introduced. House lawmakers wanted non-commercial vehicles without four-wheel drive to have tires with snow-appropriate tread or else carry chains from November to May. The goal was to prevent traffic congestion from accidents. But the Senate turned the bill into a study of the issue. The House yesterday agreed with the Senate position, passing the bill on a 34-29 vote. Several lawmakers who were upset that the proposal was turned into a study asked that their names be removed as co-sponsors from the bill to show their displeasure.

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