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Review Continues For Mountain Traffic Plan

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One of the pace cars on Interstate 70 on Aug. 13, 2011. (credit: CBS)

One of the pace cars on Interstate 70 on Aug. 13, 2011. (credit: CBS)

DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Department of Transportation is continuing to review test results of a plan to slow down traffic in the Colorado mountains by using pace cars.

Spokeswoman Stacey Stegman says the idea is to keep traffic traveling at the same speed to avoid accidents by using police cars to keep traffic moving smoothly on Interstate 70.

According to the Summit Daily News, two trial runs with the rolling pacing plan has transportation and local law enforcement officials cautiously optimistic that the program will be successful, even though some motorists have complained that it just creates congestion.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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