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Police Officers Say It's Difficult to Enforce Texting-while-driving Laws

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Previously on this blog, we've written about how dangerous it is for both teenagers and adults to talk on cell phones, send text messages and engage in other types of distracting behavior when they're operating a vehicle. In an effort to encourage drivers to keep their eyes on the road, many states — including Colorado — have passed laws that make it illegal to text while driving, but a recent article published by the Huffington Post suggests that these laws are difficult for police officers to enforce.

"I have to pull up alongside of you, watch you, see you and testify in court that I saw you with your phone, texting or reading messages in the car," explained Joe Farrow of the California Highway Patrol, as reported by the source. "We do write a significant number of citations, but it's a bit more difficult than people think because we have to be able to testify in court that you were doing that, rather than just holding the device."

With this in mind, it's easy to imagine how many drivers are pulled over for allegedly engaging in distracting behavior when the reality is that they aren't doing anything wrong.

If you're a Colorado resident and believe that you have been wrongly accused of texting while driving or another similar offense, it is in your best interest to consult attorneys in Denver as soon as possible. The experienced lawyers from The Orr Law Firm, a law firm in Denver, can take on your case and defend you in a court of law.

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