Senate looking into hands-free law

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A bill requiring drivers to use hands free devices is set to get its first hearing in the Colorado Senate today.

Adult drivers would have to use the devices while talking on cell phones under House Bill 1094.

Drivers under 18 wouldn't be able to talk or text on cell phones while driving.

The Senate State’s Veterans & Military Affairs committee will take testimony from the public and then decide whether to send the bill to the full Senate for a vote.

The bill has already been approved by the House.

Members there voted to exempt emergency workers and parcel delivery drivers.

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  • by doug Location: cal on Apr 20, 2009 at 09:20 PM
    Why go to hands-free? 1) Most drivers will ignore the law and continue talking without hands-free devices. 2) Accidents are caused by people engaged in confersation's and not paying attention to what they are doing, (ie: driving), not because they don't have a hand on the wheel. 3) Ban holding hands or putting your hand on wife, girlfriend/boyfriend's thigh. What's the difference? You only have one hand on the wheel. 4) If you want to reduce accidents, ban talking on cell phones while driving, period. That includes emergency personnel, delivery personnel.
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