Colorado’s capital punishment ban may be the toughest in the country, but the state’s transportation officials say they’re not ready to take the step just yet.
In a statement Monday, the Colorado Department of Transportation said the new policy doesn’t change existing restrictions, but instead expands the list of banned vehicles.
“We’ve heard from many people who want to travel to the state, but it’s not the safest thing to do,” transportation director Jeff Gannon said.
“The vast majority of people are traveling within the state of Colorado.”
The agency says it’s working with its counterparts in the rest of the country to implement the new rules, which will be implemented over the next few months.
Colorado lawmakers have long said they want to allow the state to impose capital punishment.
That means the death penalty will be allowed in the state as well as in all other states where it is legal.
Gannon said the department will make its decision on the new guidelines based on what’s best for the public and the state.