Handsfree cell phone bill headed to Colo. Senate

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) - A bill requiring drivers to use handsfree devices while talking on cell phones is headed to the Senate for a vote.

The Senate Appropriations Committee backed House Bill 1094 on a 6-4 vote on Tuesday after exempting some state workers.

State corrections and transportation workers were excluded so the state won't have to spend an estimated $83,000 to outfit them with headsets. The bill also won't apply to truck drivers as well as police and firefighters.

Adult drivers would have to use some kind of handsfree device, such as ear buds or a speaker on their dashboard, to talk while driving unless it's an emergency. Drivers under 18, as well as bus and taxi drivers, wouldn't be able to talk or text on cell phones at all.

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  • by pj Location: gj on Apr 28, 2009 at 11:13 AM
    I don't think ANYONE should text while driving no matter what!
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