With so many vehicle accidents happening in one year, no wonder the State of Colorado is enforcing strict laws against texting while driving. Effective December of 2009, the State of Colorado passed the House Bill 1094 which prohibits any persons above the age of 18 from using a wireless telephone to send text messages while operating a vehicle (even if you are stopped at a red stoplight you can still get in trouble, be careful)! In order to be cited for these offenses the officer must see the driver engaging in this action. However, there are few exceptions to this rule. The exceptions of this law are if someone is: reporting a fire, reporting a traffic accident where someone is injured, reporting a serious road hazard, a medical emergency, and anyone reporting reckless driving or someone else driving in an unsafe manner. Drive safely, law enforcements are cracking down for you and everyone else on the roads. Remember to buckle up and put the phone down, the text can wait. It’s just not worth the fine and definitely not worth an accident.
For more information regarding the new texting while driving law and other laws in the State of Colorado you can go here.