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    Traffic Infractions and Moving Violations Fort Collins Fine
    Loveland Fine Law
    ATTACHING – Self or bicycle to another vehicle $50 $25 42-4-1412(4)
    BRAKES REQUIRED – Mechanical brake not present 50 25 42-4-221(7)
    CROWDING/THREATENING – Crowding or threatening another bicyclist 100 See note.* 42-4-1008.5*
    DISMOUNT – Rode in dismount area 50 25 42-4-1412(10b)
    DISREGARDED TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE – Stop sign 50 25 42-4-1412(1)
    DISREGARDED TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE – Red light 50 25 42-4-1412(1)
    FRONT LAMP – Required on bicycle at night 50 25 42-4-221(2)
    HANDS – Failed to ride with at least one hand on handlebar 50 25 42-4-1412(7)
    HAND SIGNAL – Failed to use proper signal when stopping/turning 50 25 42-4-1412(9a)
    LEFT TURN – Made improper 50 25 42-4-1412(8a)
    LEFT TURN – Failed to yield right-of-way to oncoming traffic 50 25 42-4-1412(8b)
    LANE USAGE – Failed to ride in right-hand lane 50 25 42-4-1412(5)
    LANE USAGE – More than 2 abreast in a lane 50 25 42-4-1412(6a)
    LANE USAGE – Failed to use bike lane/path parallel to street traffic 50 25 42-4-1412(12)
    OVERTAKING BICYCLIST –  Failed to give 3 feet of separation 75 25 42-4-1003(1)(b)
    PARKING – On sidewalk where prohibited 25 25 42-4-1412(11a)
    PARKING – Impeded vehicles on roadway 25 25 42-4-1412(11d)
    PARKING – Inhibited pedestrians on sidewalk 25 25 42-4-1412(11b)
    PROHIBITED SIGN – Rode on divided highway where prohibited by sign 25 50 42-4-1010(3)
    RECREATION TRAIL – Failed to give audible warning before passing pedestrian, bicyclist, or equestrian 50 25 42-4-1412(10a)
    RED REFLECTOR – Required on rear of bicycle at night 50 25 42-4-221(3)
    RIDERS – Rode on bike without attached seat 50 N/A 1412(2)
    RIDERS – Number not to exceed intended number per design of bicycle 50 25 42-4-1412(3)
    ROADWAY/PATHWAY – Rode upon or across where prohibited by sign 50 25 42-4-1412(10b)
    RIGHT-OF-WAY – Failed to yield right-of-way to pedestrian or equestrian 50 25 42-4-1412(10a)
    SIDE REFLECTIVE – Material or lamp required at night 50 25 42-4-221(4)
    SIDEWALK – Rode where prohibited by sign 50 25 42-4-1412(10b)
    SIREN/WHISTLE – Unlawful use of siren/whistle 25 25 42-4-221(6)
    Alcohol-related Violations (same as motorists)
    DUI – Drove while under the influence of alcohol, drugs or both Determined in Court Determined in Court 42-4-1301(1a)
    DUID – Drove while under the influence of drugs Determined in Court Determined in Court 42-4-1301(1a)
    DWAI – Drove while ability impaired by alcohol, drugs or both Determined in Court Determined in Court 42-4-1301(1b)
    DWAID – Drove while ability impaired by drugs Determined in Court Determined in Court 42-4-1301(1b)
    EXCESSIVE ALCOHOL – Alcohol level above 0.08% Determined in Court Determined in Court 42-4-1301(2a)
    FIREARM – Possessed while under the influence of alcohol/drugs Determined in Court Determined in Court 18-12-106(1d)
    UNDER AGE – Person Under 21 with BAC over 0.02 but under 0.05 – first offense Determined in Court Determined in Court 42-4-1301(2)(a.5)
    UNDER AGE – Person Under 21 with BAC over 0.02 but under 0.05 – second offense Determined in Court Determined in Court 42-4-1301(2)(a.5)(II)
    DRANK/POSSESSED – Open container of alcoholic beverage in vehicle Determined in Court Determined in Court 42-4-1305
    *1008.5 Not adopted via 2003 MTC, therefore enforced via 42-4-1008.5 as a misdemeanor traffic offense or as Careless Driving 1402 under the MTC.Penalty assessed in court.
    Violations on campus of Colorado State University Fine, CSU Police
    PARKING – Parking in a university building $25
    SIDEWALK – Riding on a sidewalk adjacent to a roadway 15
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     Phone Numbers

    • Emergencies: 9-1-1
    • Non-emergencies, Fort Collins Police/Larimer Sheriff: (970) 221-6540
    • State Highway Patrol Cyclist Safety Hotline: *CSP When reporting motorist behavior to *CSP, be prepared to communicate:
      • Vehicle license plate number
      • Location and direction of travel
      • Vehicle and driver description, if possible
      • Aggressive driving behavior demonstrated

    Report a road hazard

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    Fort Collins Bicycle Map

    Loveland Recreation Trails

    CSU Campus Map

    Visit Google Maps at http://maps.google.com/biking or MapMyRide at http://www.mapmyride.com/ for interactive mapping tools.

     

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    City of Fort Collins FC Bikes

    City of Loveland Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

    Colorado Department of Transportion

    Bicycle Colorado

    League of American Bicyclists

    Federal Highway Administration: Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety