Mar 12, 2014 3:09 PM by Leah Kraus

Lawmakers debate cell phone ban

Talking on your cellphone could soon be a thing of the past in Colorado.

Lawmakers are looking at a proposal today that would ban the use of taking phone calls while driving as well as using phone apps.

It is important to note that using headphones or bluetooth devices would still be allowed.

State Patrol says using your phone in the car can lead to distracted driving, which can then lead to accidents.

"Banning talking or just making it hands-free would make it easier to take out one of those distractions," says Captain Chuck Cargin with State Patrol.

Right now 41 states ban texting while driving.

According to the Pew Research Center, the estimated number of people injured in distraction-related crashes was more than 420,000 in 2011.



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