Colorado ‘Move Over for Cody’ Law For Fallen Trooper In Effect
A new bill named for a fallen Colorado State Trooper is now in effect.
It's the 'Move Over for Cody' law. The new bill took effect June 1st and named after Colorado State Trooper Cody Donahue who was tragically struck and killed by a vehicle that did not slow down for his police vehicle that was stopped on the highway.
The new movement raises the punishment for anyone who crashes into stationary emergency vehicles on the highway. This includes public utility vehicles, tow truck and first responders. It will now be a Class 1 misdemeanor if you cause 'bodily harm' to a person up to 1 Class 6 felony if you cause the death of another person in this type of accident.
I admit, I have 'rubbernecked' at crash and wreck sites. Hopefully, that becomes an old habit of mine. Please keep this law in mind when you come up on a scene that involves a stopped emergency vehicle. SLOW DOWN & MOVE OVER.