Silverthorne, Colo. (AP) A lawmaker from Colorado's high country says he's going to try again to increase fines for truckers who disobey mandatory tire chain orders.
Dan Gibbs, (D-Eagle) who represents three mountain counties, says truckers who ignore chain laws cost his communities hundreds of thousands of dollars every time their rigs block traffic in bad weather.
On Saturday, a jack-knifed truck shut down I-70 for several hours.
Fines are currently $100 for truckers who don't chain up, and $500 if they block a traffic lane.
Gibbs wants those fines increased to $500 and $1,000.
Gibbs' bill died in a House committee last month. He plans to reintroduce it on Thursday, saying he has the votes this time to get it passed.