Here is a scenario: A drunk driver plows into a cyclist and is faced with a choice: Stay, help and face charges or run and hope you don’t get busted. The thing is, until June 6, 2012, if the person decided to run and was later caught they would face a lesser penalty than if they had stayed in the first place.
Which is why it is such a big deal the Bicycle Colorado along with a number of community partners was able to work with legislators to pass House Bill 1084, which closed the hit and run loophole. And on June 6, 2012, Governor John Hickenlooper officially signed HB1084 into law.
Strong work Bicycle Colorado. Strong work.