Texting ban for adult drivers accidentally dropped

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) - Colorado lawmakers plan to fix a mistake in a bill dealing with talking and texting while driving before adjourning for the year.

The bill was amended late Monday in the Senate with the intention of barring teen drivers from talking on cell phones or texting but barring adult drivers only from texting. But in the rush to pass over two dozen bills, the texting ban for adult drivers was mistakenly left out of the bill.

Lawmakers plan to clean up the bill on Wednesday, the last day of the legislative session. Bill Sponsor Sen. Bob Bacon says the committee will fix the mistake and ask lawmakers to pass the bill they thought they were passing the first time - a ban on texting for all drivers and a cell phone and texting ban for drivers under 18.

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