Lawmakers Could Require Handsfree Cell Phones

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) State lawmakers will consider whether to require all adult drivers to use a handsfree device when talking on their cell phones.

The Bill (House Bill 1094) was introduced Monday by State Rep. Claire levy, a Democrat from Boulder. It also would ban teenagers and the drivers of school buses and taxis from using cell phones while driving.

Violators would be fined $100.

Levy said she’s noticed that drivers talking on cell phones don’t always stop for pedestrians in crosswalks and seem unaware of their speed. Last year, a 9-year-old girl from Fort Collins was killed while riding her bike after an SUV drifted into the bike lane. Police believe the driver was talking on a cell phone.

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