Thirty nine states now ban texting and driving, including Colorado. State law makes it illegal to send text messages, e-mails or tweets while driving. Anyone younger than 18 is prohibited from using a cell phone at all while driving. (Do you ever see teenagers on the phone while driving?) Violators can be fined $50 for a first offense and $100 for a second offense.
State laws and public service messages such as AT&T’s and Verizon’s are good. But both are widely ignored. The key to cutting back on texting – and the injuries and suffering that result from it – is aggressive law enforcement. Until police get serious about enforcing the laws (and legislators get serious about allocating funds for them to do the enforcement), there’s no incentive to stop. And the danger will continue.
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