Chaser convergence- getting even worse.

Todd Lemery

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Jun 2, 2014
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Well, it seems we are all done getting our panties in an uproar about chaser convergence for 2019. Hello Northern plains summer pattern. See you again May of 2020!!
 

Dan Robinson

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I have started a new thread for a post-mortem on this season's traffic issues:

 
The bill was introduced but died. I caution everyone on such laws. If they were to pass, I seriously doubt they could be enforced. If for some unimaginable reason they were enforced, even partially, then the only individuals on the road would be the chasing "elite." It's not going to happen.
 

Jesse Risley

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It is apparently dead, with no action taken since last winter. It didn't even get out of committee for a full vote. However, the wording as proposed is nebulous anyhow. It allowed EM to "monitor and coordinate" volunteer efforts, but it doesn't specifically prohibit chasing either. I'm sure they realized it was largely unenforceable, since anyone can use a public right-of-way unless the road is simply shut down.