May 13, 2011 11:52 AM by Bill Folsom

Allen Rose tow-truck safety act going to Governor

The Allen Rose Tow-truck Safety Act made it through the Colorado Legislature on the last day of the 2011 session. It now goes to Governor John Hickenlooper who will decide if he will sign it into law.

The bill was given late introduction for consideration. It is sponsored by Senator John Morse.

The idea of the bill is improving safety for tow truck drivers. Tow operators can now put a sign over the handle of the driver's side door of a car they are about to tow. It notifies that the car is in tow and that it is illegal to remove the sign to enter the car.

The law was motivated by the death of Allen Rose. He was hooking up a vehicle for tow when police say the car owner drove off to avoid getting towed. Rose got caught in the cable and was dragged to his death.

Detra Farries was arrested for the incident. She faces several felony charges.




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