GEORGETOWN, Colo. — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), in conjunction with the Colorado State Patrol Port (CSP) of Entry, is conducing a series of chain law inspections beginning from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at mile marker 228 near Georgetown on Interstate 70.
The next inspections will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 16 and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 26 at the same location.
All commercial vehicle drivers are required to stop at the checkpoints.
Failing to comply with the state’s chain laws will mean a fine up to $500 plus a $79 surcharge. If a truck is stuck or blocking the roadway, the fine is $1,000 plus a $157 surcharge, according to CSP.
CDOT requires that commercial vehicle drivers with rigs weighing 16,001 pounds or more who are traveling along I-70 between mile markers 133 (Dotsero) and 259 (Morrison) carry sufficient chains from Sept. 1 through May 31 each year.
In September, a chain law checkpoint found that just 62% of commercial drivers were in compliance.
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