New traffic laws now in effect in Summit County |

New traffic laws now in effect in Summit County


SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Sheriff’s Office is reminding citizens that new traffic codes went into effect on Friday. The 2010 Summit County Traffic Code is modeled after the 2010 Model Traffic Code for Colorado; however, two new additional local provisions were added that citizens should be aware of.

It is now unlawful to park any vehicle on a public road, highway or right-of-way for the sole purpose of displaying the vehicle for sale. Violations may result in a $50 fine for each separate violation. Each day the vehicle remains in violation constitutes a separate and distinct offense for which a separate penalty shall be imposed.

It is now also unlawful to park any vehicle on a public road, highway or right-of-way to sell merchandise from such vehicle, except in a duly established market or pursuant to permit. Violations shall be subject to a $50 fine.

The 2010 Summit County Model Traffic Code applies to all roads in unincorporated Summit County. Both new provisions specifically will apply to individuals parking vehicles in areas such as the parking area near Dillon Reservoir just north of Farmer’s Korner on Highway 9. In addition to the fines outlined above, vehicles found to be parked in violation of the ordinance shall be subject to impoundment.

“We understand that there may be some individuals who will be upset by these changes,” said Summit County Sheriff John Minor. “But it’s our hope that a little bit of forewarning will help alleviate any potential issues.” Both parking violations are detailed in Section 5.A. of BOCC Ordinance No. 2010-09, which was adopted by the Summit County Board of County Commissioners on June 23, 2010.

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