chain control in colorado/utah

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chain control in colorado/utah

Postby lildipperfan » Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:36 am

In CA/NV it's normal to expect chain control when snow is on the road. I'm hearing that chain control is slim to non-existent in CO/UT (even if they are required by posted signs). Is it true? East coast?
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Re: chain control in colorado/utah

Postby bendtheski » Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:15 am

In Colorado, if you're unchained and blocking the roadway, there's a good chance you're getting a ticket. Pretty much just applies to commercial vehicles. If you biff it in a passenger car, you might get a "too fast for conditions" ticket on top of the tow, ambulance, vehicle repair, medical expenses...
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Re: chain control in colorado/utah

Postby lildipperfan » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:56 pm

But there are no check points on highways, right? In CA/NV unchained cars except 4wd with MS tires are turned simply around.
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Re: chain control in colorado/utah

Postby bendtheski » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:13 pm

lildipperfan wrote:But there are no check points on highways, right? In CA/NV unchained cars except 4wd with MS tires are turned simply around.

None that I've seen in 6 years here. Cdot's answer to everything is add more lanes, and apparently CSP tows the same line. Ridonkulous.
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