Accidents and injuries traceable to distracted driving have risen dramatically – 10% between 2011 and 2013. Experts believe the number could be far higher than this. Not surprisingly, many of these accidents involve texting and driving. At 55 mph, the average text takes your eyes off of the road long enough to cover a football field.
Colorado legislature is currently considering SB17-027, which will substantially increase the penalties for texting and driving. And while not always legally accessible, cell phone records can potentially be used as evidence. It’s a simple fix; put your phone down while operating a motor vehicle.
Read more on ways to stop distracted driving.