Distracted Driving

What is considered “distracted driving?”

Any activity that can divert your attention away from the primary task of driving.

  • Anything that involves using your cell phone or smartphone
  • Eating or drinking
  • Engaging with passengers, kids or pets
  • Shaving, applying make-up
  • Reading a map
  • Adjusting the radio, cd player or MP3 player

All of these activities can be easily, and safely taken care of by pulling the car over momentarily.

CDOT is committed to reducing fatal and injury crashes due to distracted driving.  We support law enforcement statewide in efforts to step up enforcement on cell phone use and distracted driving and we work with local communities and safety organizations to help spread the word on the dangers of distracted driving.

We have developed several materials that you can use to help share the message about distracted driving.

Colorado Law

Colorado Law states texting while driving is illegal for all drivers.
And, texting and/or talking while driving is illegal for drivers under 18.

Colorado: The Official State Web Portal