New Plan to Ban Handheld Phone Use While Driving for Everyone in Colorado
"The law currently restricts those under eighteen from using any mobile device while driving, but it does not do that for people over eighteen," O'Sullivan explains about the 2019 offering, co-sponsored by Court andRepresentative Jovan Melton. "The change proposed now would make it unlawful for anyone to have a mobile device in their hand while driving unless they come to a complete stop or for emergency services — like their life is under threat or they're calling 911 to help somebody else or themselves."
"The language of the legislation is intended to be "broad enough to anticipate future devices, including video devices, gaming devices, texting devices, anything," he continues. "We've tried our best to have a law that can endure several years into the future."