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Driving Distracted Laws in Colorado

Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Transportation & Motor Vehicles

The rise in distracted driving, often associated with ever-present smart phones and mobile devices, has been identified as a cause and contributing factor to automobile crashes. This issue brief gives an overview of state and federal regulations on the issue.

Email addresses for the Colorado legislature have changed from the domain to the domain on December 1, 2022. Details
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