Colorado lawmaker wants to require a hands-free device for cell use in cars


A Colorado lawmaker who has received complaints from constituents about drivers distracted by their cellphones is proposing banning their use in cars unless people use a hands-free device. State law already forbids texting while driving, but Democratic Rep. Jovan Melton said it doesn’t prohibit people from fiddling on their phones.
A 2013 study from Colorado State University, conducted from April 28 through May 4, found that 15.6 percent of drivers were distracted. Researchers observed more than 24,000 drivers during the study in 12 counties in Colorado.