CDOT should remind Colorado drivers about state’s left-lane law
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.