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Colorado Revised Statutes Title 43. Transportation § 43-5-308. Flagpersons--definition--penalty

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(1)(a) A person shall not fail or refuse to obey the visible instructions, signals, or direction displayed or given by a flagperson.  A person who violates this paragraph (a) commits a class A traffic infraction.

(b) If a driver fails to comply with the flagperson's instructions, the flagperson or any other person with information as to the identity of the driver or the license plate number of the driver's vehicle may, and if practicable shall, promptly relay the information to the appropriate law enforcement agency.

(2)(a) Only a trained person may provide temporary traffic control or direction within any highway, road, or street maintenance or construction work area as a flagperson.

(b) The department shall authorize public and private entities to conduct flagperson certification training and shall develop and provide, at cost, examination and training materials that authorized entities must use in conducting flagperson certification.

(c) While directing traffic, a flagperson shall wear high-visibility garments and display an official hand signal device prescribed in the state traffic control manual adopted by the department pursuant to section 42-4-104, C.R.S ., or its supplement.

(d) A flagperson shall abide by the Colorado manual of uniform traffic control devices and shall not use any device that might distract the flagperson's vision, hearing, or attention while directing traffic.

(3) As used in this section, “flagperson” means a person:

(a) Eighteen years of age or older;

(b) Trained by an entity authorized by the department;

(c) Employed by the department, a department contractor, a political subdivision of the state, or a contractor of a political subdivision;  and

(d) Acting in his or her official capacity while performing work within a temporary traffic control zone.

(4) This section does not apply to law enforcement personnel while performing official law enforcement duties.

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