No more texting while traveling

By: Joe Gagnon Email
By: Joe Gagnon Email
one hand on the wheel, the other holding cell phone

News 12 tried driving while texting using a driving simulator at MCG. (August 25, 2009 / WRDW-TV)

Grand Junction, Colo. (KKCO) - Put down the phone, or starting Tuesday, you can expect a ticket.

Law enforcement is looking for drivers who are looking at their phone instead of looking at the road and handing out fines of up to $100.

On Tuesday, 11 News tagged along with Grand Junction Police Officer Rich Tifft to find drivers busy typing and not so busy driving.

Tifft says he has seen the results of drivers looking down behind the wheel, "Wrecks, crashes, stuff like that."

The new rule isn't just for texting, anytime you are looking down at your cell phone for any reason, even if its to dial a number, expect to hear sirens and get a fine.

Offiicer Tifft recommends drivers to pull over if they need to text or dial someone.

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