IB-2003 ( March 2003)
Author: Matthew Edgar
Policy makers across Colorado are considering banning cell phone use while driving, because they feel that it leads to car accidents. Regulations controlling cell phone usage in cars will not reduce the real problems of driving safety, and in fact may decrease road safety.
Believing that cell phones lead to a great number of accidents, some politicians have proposed laws to ban cell phone use while driving. The law would prohibit any and all cell phone use by the driver of any vehicle in the state. Other proposed laws would not fully ban cell phone use in vehicles, but would require drivers pull to the side of the road to use the cell phone. Still other proposals would allow cell phone use with a headset or other hands-free device.