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Paul Krahulec: Puzzled by I-70 pace car idea

Paul Krahulec
Silverthorne

So, CDOT has some how convinced the Town of Silverthorne to lend our cops and cars to regulate traffic on i70?

What are the “rules of the road” surrounding this “harmonization venture?” Is I-70 no longer at its posted speed when a cop car is on the road? What is the posted limit now?

I for one am not clear regarding the laws surrounding this “rolling harmonization” test. Typically when you encounter a police/rescue vehicle, you must yield to them; therefore it would only make sense that if one encounters a “lit-up cruiser” on the road we should all pull over. I assume that this is now not the case, however when dealing with “Johnny Law” one should be well versed in “only the facts” and in this case, it would appear that the pool is a little muddy.

As a taxpayer I thought I was paying my police force to protect my community, not participate in extending the use of an antiquated section of the Interstate Highway System that is sorely in need of upgrading, maintenance and repair!


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