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42-4-1605. Duty upon striking highway fixtures or traffic control devices.


The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting only in damage to fixtures or traffic control devices upon or adjacent to a highway shall notify the road authority in charge of such property of that fact and of the drivers name and address and of the registration number of the vehicle he or she is driving and shall make report of such accident when and as required in section 42-4-1606. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a class 2 misdemeanor traffic offense.


Source: L. 94: Entire title amended with relocations, p. 2401, 1, effective January 1, 1995.


Editors note: This section is similar to former 42-4-1405 as it existed prior to 1994, and the former 42-4-1605 was relocated to 42-4-1805.


Annotators note. Since 42-4-1605 is similar to 42-4-1405 as it existed prior to the 1994 amending of title 42 as enacted by SB 94-1, a relevant case construing that provision has been included with the annotations to this section.

Area preempted by state. This section covers the subject matter of a drivers duty upon striking highway fixtures, and this field has been preempted by the state. City of Aurora v. Mitchell, 144 Colo. 526, 357 P.2d 923 (1960).