Law Enforcement: No one caught texting while driving yet

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - The no texting while driving law has been in effect for 10 days in Colorado and local law enforcement says people are either obeying or they just aren't catching them.

Not one ticket has been written in the Grand Valley for the offense.

11News checked with Colorado State Patrol, the Mesa County Sheriff's Office and the Grand Junction, Fruita and Palisade Police Departments and found they haven't issued any tickets.

As of December 1 it became illegal to text while you're behind the wheel. The new law isn't just for texting. Anytime you're looking down at your cell phone for any reason, even dialing a number, you can be pulled over.

It's a $50 fine the first time and $100 the second.

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