Bill punishing slow drivers moves forward |

Bill punishing slow drivers moves forward

DENVER ” The House have given tentative approval to a bill that would punish drivers who drive slowly and leave five or more cars stuck behind them in traffic.

Under the proposed law, violators could be punished with a $50 fine and three points on their licenses.

Opponents say large trucks would have a hard time complying on narrow mountain roads. It faces a third reading before it goes to the Senate.

The House rejected an amendment that would exempt trucks carrying hazardous materials after supporters said they are covered by current laws against impeding traffic. Supporters said the new law would give authorities a standard to use when applying current laws.

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