Handsfree cells may be required in Colorado
DENVER, Colorado ” State lawmakers in Denver, Colorado 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.