03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Wildlife Zones Proposed By Legislature Would Have Lower Speed Limits, Higher Fines

Traffic fines would be doubled and nighttime speed limits lowered in designated wildlife crossing zones under a draft version of a bill state Rep. Kathleen Curry plans to introduce in next year's legislative session.

"We're soliciting comments on the draft at this point, but the concept is similar to what we do with construction zones," Curry, D-Gunnison, said in reference to the idea of increasing fines.

She said the measure would apply to "really targeted sections" of highways where the possibility of wildlife being hit by vehicles is high.

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