CDOT should re­mind Colorado drivers about state’s left-lane law

The Denver Post - - OPINION - Re: Adri­enne An­drews Glenn,

“States crack­ing down on left-lane slow­pokes,” Nov. 5 news story.

Re­gard­ing your ar­ti­cle on states crack­ing down on left-lane slow­pokes, thank­fully the Colorado High­way Pa­trol tick­ets drivers who be­lieve that driv­ing the speed limit in the left lane is le­gal.

Colorado’s left-lane law states: “A per­son shall not drive a mo­tor ve­hi­cle in the pass­ing lane of a high­way if the speed limit is sixty-five miles per hour or more un­less such per­son is pass­ing other mo­tor ve­hi­cles that are in a non­pass­ing lane or turn­ing left, or un­less the vol­ume of traf­fic does not per­mit the mo­tor ve­hi­cle to safely merge into a non­pass­ing lane.”

To re­mind drivers, the Colorado De­part­ment of Trans­porta­tion should re­peat its warn­ing on over­head signs on In­ter­state 70: “The left lane is for pass­ing — the right lanes are for nor­mal driv­ing.” Send let­ters of 150 words or fewer to open­fo­rum@den­ver­ or 101 W. Col­fax Ave., Suite 800, Den­ver, CO, 80202. Please in­clude full name, city and phone num­ber. Con­tact in­for­ma­tion is for our pur­poses only; we will not share it with any­one else. You can reach us by tele­phone at 303-954-1331.

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