[Author Prev][Author Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Author Index][Thread Index]

Re: FWD - Colorado Legislation (gnash)

Perhaps these "super (yeah, right :-( ) vehicles" are the target of the
proposed  Colorado legislation but, unless the fine print spells that out
in detail, Audi owners with rather small variation between their ride and
what Audi supplied with the car will be in violation and could be fined,
etc., depending simply upon the whim of some REO.

At 10:36 AM 1/3/98 -0600, you wrote:
>Very interesting:  I guess I am not too concerned since I do not drive
>either a pickup truck that is raised up a foot with monster tires on it or a
>small car with tires that stick out 8" beyond the fenders.  I am guessing
>that those vehicles will be targeted -- not Audis lowered 1" with +1 or +2
>wheel/tire packages.  IMHO, the afore-mentioned vehicle types are indeed a
>hazard on the roads.
>Ralph Poplawsky
>'91 200Q (+1 in summer)
>At 06:29 PM 1/2/98 -0500, you wrote:
>>From: Steven Meltzer <scheherazade@earthlink.net>
>>Date: Fri, 02 Jan 1998 15:36:11 -0600
>>To: 911 gruppo <911@porschefans.com>, 944 gruppo <924-944@porschefans.com>
>>Subject: This is hard to believe but...
>>I've never been persuaded that Colorado folks gave much thought to their
>>legislation. Read on..
>>> The Colorado Legislature's Transportation Legislation Review Committee
>>> has
>>> given preliminary approval to a draft bill that would prohibit any
>>> person
>>> from operating a motor vehicle on a public highway if the configuration
>>> of
>>> the vehicle has been altered from the original manufacturer's
>>> specifications. This measure is specifically designed to ban vehicles
>>> with
>>> altered suspensions, but also pertains to tire or wheel size, body
>>> height,
>>> chassis configuration and steering system. Violators could face fines of
>>> up
>>> to $1,000.
>>> SEMA supports reasonable and relevant safety laws regulations at both
>>> the
>>> state and federal level and supports the model raised vehicle regulation
>>> recommended by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators.
>>> Like some other states, however, Colorado appears poised to impose
>>> unnecessarily restrictive and burdensome vehicle suspension requirements
>>> without substantiating its claim that the legislation will improve
>>> highway
>>> safety or provide other tangible benefits. In addition, it effectively
>>> defers to the vehicle manufacturers to set the standards.
>>> While this bill has not been formally introduced and Review Committee
>>> approval does not ensure passage, we are extremely concerned that action
>>> on
>>> the legislation may become an immediate priority when the legislature
>>> reconvenes in January, 1998. We will be forwarding additional
>>> information on
>>> this important bill in the near future. In the meantime, please feel
>>> free to
>>> make copies of this notice for distribution to all interested parties.
>>> For more information please contact stevem@sema.org.
*  Robert L. Myers    rmyers@inetone.net      Home 304-574-2372 *
*  Rt. 1, Box 57                         FAX/Modem 304-574-1166 *
*  Fayetteville, WV 25840 USA                 WV tag Q SHIP     *
*  Obligatory quattro and sleddog-L references:                 *
*  My 3 Siberian Huskies enjoy riding in my '89 200TQ           *