Careless driving bill signed into law
Governor Ritter signed Senate Bill 204 into law last week. The bill passed the State Legislature on the last day of the session, increasing the penalty for convictions of Careless Driving Resulting in Death. The new bill increases the number of points added to a drivers’ license from four to twelve. When a driver accumulates twelve points, his or her license is revoked.
Bicycle Colorado testified in support of this bill, along with the Colorado District Attorneys’ Council. The bill was sponsored by Senate President Brandon Shaffer and Representative Judy Solano.
“We can never make up for the loss of a life,” Governor Ritter said. “But this new law says in no uncertain terms that when you drive, you have a duty to be careful. Colorado roads will be a safer place to drive with the enactment of this legislation.”