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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.

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