This law was put into effect to save the lives of law enforcement officers, emergency responders and possibly yours as well.
When an emergency vehicle with emergency lights activated is stopped or parked on or next to a roadway, drivers approaching the emergency vehicle should:
(1) make a lane change into an available lane not immediately adjacent to the emergency vehicle or
(2) if unable to safely make a lane change, slow down to a reasonable speed for existing weather, road, and vehicular or pedestrian traffic conditions.
Effective January 1, 2018, HB 17-1277 grants Law Enforcement acting on behalf of the Department of Revenue the authority to suspend the driver license of a driver who leaves the scene of a crash involving serious bodily injury or death. Section 42-4-1601.
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Distracted driving is the act of driving while engaged in anything—texting, looking after children or pets, talking on the phone or to a passenger, watching videos, eating, or reading—that takes a driver's focus away from the road.
Using a cellphone while driving is a Killer Habit.
Many drivers are aware of the dangers of distracted driving but continue to do so. Distracted driving crashes are likely under-reported. Unlike alcohol-impaired driving, there's no quick test, like a breathalyzer, to tell if someone was distracted at the time of the crash, and some drivers involved in crashes don't admit they were driving distracted.
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