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Distracted Driving: Colorado passes new strict cell phone law

Jun 2, 2024, 12:00 PM

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Distracted Driving: Colorado passes new strict cell phone law

There’s a new law banning Colorado drivers from using cell phones on the road. Colorado will join 27 other states that ban cell phone use while driving  under a new bill that takes effect next year.

State law currently prohibits a person under 18 years of age from using a phone when driving. Starting on January 1,, 2025, all drivers will be prohibited from using them without a hands-free accessory.

The distracted driving law is a secondary offense, which means drivers must first be pulled over for something else before they can be cited for using a cell phone.

If that happens, drivers will face a $75 fine and two points against their license.

Exceptions include if you’re parked or reporting an emergency. First responders and utility contractors responding to emergencies are also exempted.

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