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What are Colorado's traction laws?

Personal Vehicle Laws

Traction Law (Code 15) & Passenger Vehicle Chain Law (Code 16)

A chain law restriction for vehicles weighing less than 26,001 lbs. including passenger vehicles, crossovers, SUVs, and small trucks can be put into effect in Colorado at any time when weather conditions are severe, primarily on roadways with significant ascending and descending grades. This restriction is Code 15. When Code 15 of the chain law is in effect, all vehicles must have one of the following in order to proceed:

For more information on Colorado's traction laws please visit CDOT or click the links below.

CDOTS tips for passenger vehicles
Colorado Traction Law

Commercial Vehicle Laws

Starting September 1st, all commercial vehicles traveling on I-70 between milepost 133 (Dotsero exit) and milepost 259 (Morrison exit) must carry sufficient chains to be in compliance with the Colorado chain law. The law requires commercial vehicles to carry chains on this segment of I-70 from September 1st to May 31st.

For more and detailed information about Colorado's Chain Law please visit CDOT or visit the link below

Colorado Chain Law

Information on this page courtesy of CDOT