Texting while driving is a dangerous and illegal activity in Central Colorado. All drivers are prohibited from manually entering and transmitting data via their cell phone, such as sending text messages. This includes telephone calls, text messages, or any other form of manual data entry and transmission. There is an exception for emergency situations, such as if you need to send a text message to notify law enforcement or first responders.
Adult drivers are allowed to use their cell phone for voice calls, but they must wear headphones in one ear. Underage drivers are prohibited from using their cell phone while driving, regardless of the purpose. The penalties for violating state laws related to cell phone use and text messaging while driving are severe and can include fines, surcharges, and other penalties. To issue a citation, law enforcement officials must see the driver using his mobile device to transmit data and that he is driving the motor vehicle negligently or recklessly. It is important for all drivers in Central Colorado to be aware of the laws regarding texting while driving. By following these laws, drivers can help ensure their safety and the safety of others on the road.
If you have any questions about these laws or need more information, contact your local law enforcement agency.