April 5, 2014

Denver Cops Looking for You: Texting & Driving Is Against the Law

Denver Cops Crack Down On Texting & Driving in Denver and surrounding counties in effort to put an end to distracted drivers. Law enforcement aim to start the campaign against texting and driving because they believe that distracted drivers are more likely to cause an accident. According to Distraction.gov, The number of people killed in distraction-affected crashes decreased slightly from 3,360 in 2011 to 3,328 in 2012. An estimated 421,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver, this was a nine percent increase from the estimated 387,000 people injured in 2011. 10% of all drivers under the age of 20 involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crash. This age group has the largest proportion of drivers who were distracted. This is why texting and driving is against the law.

In Colorado, a person under eighteen years of age shall not use a wireless telephone while operating a motor vehicle. The definition of “use” means talking on or listening to a wireless telephone or engaging the wireless telephone for text messaging or other similar forms of manual data entry or transmission. Therefore, this is a ban on all cell phone use by all minors in the state of Colorado. However, a person eighteen years of age or older shall not use a wireless telephone for the purpose of engaging in text messaging or other similar forms of manual date entry or transmission while operating a motor vehicle. Texting and driving is against the law!

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