DENVER (CBS4) – Cellphone makers have come up with lots of devices that make it easier to drive with both hands on the wheel while using their technology, but in Colorado one common setup for going hands-free is illegal.
Using earphones while driving is illegal in the state, even if only one ear has an earbud in it or the headphones have audio coming out of only one side.
Rep. Jovan Melton, a Democrat who represents Aurora, says that’s a problem.
“I definitely understand and respect that they’re following the letter of the law, but people shouldn’t be punished for trying to drive safely by keeping both hands on the wheel,” he said.
Melton says Denver police has written 172 tickets in the past three years for people wearing earphones or a single earbud.
“It’s important that we clean this piece of the statute up,” he said. “Allow people to…
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