Currently in Colorado drivers can be ticketed for texting and driving. Now some lawmakers want to make it easier to punish drivers talking on their cellphones – mainly drivers who don’t use hands-free devices.
A Colorado lawmaker who’s gotten complaints from constituents about drivers distracted by their cellphones is proposing banning their use in cars unless people use a hands-free device.
Although people who text and drive are 23 more times likely to get in a crash, a CBS4 Investigation finds spotty enforcement of Colorado’s much ballyhooed distracted driving law which went into effect in 2009.
Greg Edwards has been recovering in the hospital since the April 30 crash. He was driving through the intersection at Chambers and Iliff after his light turned green.
Hundreds of teen drivers hit the streets with designs on learning the rules of the road with safety in mind.
Police in Denver were watching out for distracted drivers in the area of Santa Fe Blvd. and W. Evans Ave. this week. While conducting speed enforcement, they also were looking for distracted drivers.