Published: Feb. 15, 2017

Cars drive past emergency vehicles pulled over in right laneOn Thursday, Feb. 16, law enforcement agencies from around the Denver metro area will be participating in Operation 1 Charlie 3, an education and enforcement project focusing on Colorado’s Move Over Law.

This project is named after the radio call sign for Colorado State Trooper Cody Donahue, who was killed on Nov. 25, 2016, when a driver failed to move over and struck Donahue.

Colorado Revised Statute 42-4-705(2) requires all drivers approaching or passing a stationary authorized emergency vehicle using it’s flashing, rotating or oscillating lights or a stationary towing-carrier vehicle using its flashing, rotating or oscillating lights shall exhibit due care and caution by moving over at least one lane if possible. If moving over a lane is not possible, drivers are expected to greatly reduce their speed when passing.

Violators of this law could be fined up to $100 per infraction.