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Hold the phone. Did Colorado just make it legal to text and drive?

A new state law only applies to texting while driving carelessly, which critics say opens the door for distracted driving

By John Frank / The Denver Post

The electronic signs above Colorado highways offer a warning to drivers who reach for their cellphones: "New texting law fines increased to $300."

What it doesn't mention: Texting while driving is now legal in Colorado as long as it isn't done in "a careless or imprudent manner."

The little-noticed provision softening the state's standard is part of a new law that increased the penalties for a texting while driving carelessly citation from $50 to $300 and from one to four points on a driver's license

Read the full story on The Denver Post website.