A group of attorneys are saying distracted drivers are causing more accidents than those with DUI's. Local lawyers, part of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, are working to make penalties for texting and driving tougher.
While it is illegal in Colorado for anyone to text and drive, the fine is only $50. Attorney at law Jason Landress said the penalty should be more, as he sees the effects of distracted driving first hand.
"We deal with the way a person's life is changed forever because someone decided to pick their phone in a car," said Landress.
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Jason Landress, Esq. serves as the Chair of the New Lawyers Section, he is a former member of the Inns of Court and is an instructor for the UCCS Mock Trial Team. Jason was also recognized as the recipient of Law Day 2014, Brian S. Gardner Outstanding Young Lawyer Award. Jason Landress is an attorney at Sears & Associates.