Good news for cyclist, pedestrians, EVERYONE.
KUSA – Colorado is poised to dramatically increase the punishment for texting while driving under a bill that easily passed the state House on a 56-8 vote Monday morning.
SB 27 increases the penalty for a first offense from a $50 fine and one point on a driver’s record — to $300 and four points.
The measure had already passed the Senate and now heads to the desk of Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-Colorado).
The governor’s spokeswoman Jacque Montgomery declined to predict whether the bill will be signed into law, but it is worth noting that Hickenlooper’s administration has made a public push to reduce distracted driving accidents in the state.
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