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Colorado laws/requirements

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by maccrazy2, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. maccrazy2

    maccrazy2 Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    Hello all. I have a question about the yellow lights. Are they required when not plowing if you are on city streets? I plan on driving to work with my plow on when it snows. I will only be plowing my own driveway when I return home at night. I just need to find out if it is required to have one when in transit. Thanks Chris.
     
  2. RipT

    RipT Senior Member
    Messages: 184

    I'm pretty sure it is not a State requirement, but specific counties or towns may have such an ordinance. I rarely see a pick-up with a plow just driving down the road with a warning lignt on in Jefferson or Park county at least. Check with yours.
     
  3. BREAULT69

    BREAULT69 Member
    Messages: 97

    Ask a CHP at a donut shop (just kidding). Doubtful, most would only require a warning device if the vehicle was not able to travel at a reasonable speed as to create a hazard to traffic flow. Example- farm tractors on certain roads (state highways). A phone call to city hall or if you're rural the county courthouse will answer for sure. Or the dunut shop.
     
  4. maccrazy2

    maccrazy2 Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    Thanks guys. I never see anyone with them flashing while in transit I was just curious if there was some law requiring you to have one when a plow is mounted. I called the police station and asked and got no good answer.
     
  5. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,571

    Most states only require a flashing light when you are engaged in snowplowing/removal from city streets.

    You do not need to use one while plowing your own drive, a lot. or just driving around with your plow on.

    Most folks run them for a piece of mind/safety while plowing their accounts.
     
  6. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    ya peace of mind cause nobody eles in the world cares that ur working they just go about being pains in the butt. if i leave my LED strobes on and forget about them i am like y r people so far back at like traffic lights or driving down the street. i am like opps. i have a rotater too but i dont use it that much if i can avoid it its bright and sucks some good amps.
     
  7. nbenallo33

    nbenallo33 Senior Member
    Messages: 826

    Yeah The Led Lights Are Nice They Are So Bright And They Are Brighter The Further Away You Are
     
  8. rjfetz1

    rjfetz1 Senior Member
    from CT.
    Messages: 639

    In CT. you are supposed to have a permit .. I don't and don't know any one who has one. Never been bugged.
     
  9. flynnster1

    flynnster1 Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    Hello everyone,

    I'm just getting into plowing this year with a Ponderosa Steak house lot and about 10 driveways. I'm wondering what the best sander/salter is to get. I'm considering the Snow Ex but I want the best one to get so I'm not spending all day unpugging the thing. I will probably use about 10% salt to 90% sand mix. I think a smaller unit will be all I need now. Any ideas anyone? Thanks
     
  10. E Condit

    E Condit Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Greetings all ...

    I saw rjfetz1's post about needing a permit in CT. Is this for commercial, residential, or just to have the plow on the roads?

    Everett Condit
     
  11. lucky13rme

    lucky13rme Member
    Messages: 43