Colorado Springs Leader Drafts Preliminary Version of Allen Rose LawMar 7th, 2011 | By Editorial Staff | Category: Colorado, National News
A new bill is in the works in Colorado Springs, coming on the heels of the recent tragedy involving tow truck driver Allen Rose, reports state.
Senate Majority Leader John Morse, working with Colorado Springs resident Mike Baier who thought of the idea, released the first draft of legislation in hopes of making the tow truck driving industry safer, according to reports.
The “Tow Truck Signage Bill,” or “Allen Rose’s Law,” would make it a crime to get into a car that is being towed. The bill would require towing carriers to first place a magnetic warning sign on the driver-side door – over the door handle — of the vehicle being towed before they begin. And, as the bill is written, a person who removes the sign commits a class 3 misdemeanor, which could result in jail time and fines. Morse says it will help prosecute these types of crimes, reports state.
In the Rose case, the woman who jumped into her vehicle that Rose was in the process of towing claims she didn’t notice what was happening, according to a report.
The bill hasn’t been introduced officially yet, and there’s no word on when it may be. According to reports, it’s still up for discussion on whether it should be made a law, or just a good policy to practice. It would need to be law, however, to carry punishment. Reports say Morse continues to hear ideas on the subject.