No Phone ZoneThe FOX31 Problem Solvers want you to make your car a "No Phone Zone."

  1. Don't text and drive
  2. Use a hands-free device
  3. If you have to use the phone, pull over

Facts:

• Of the 203,827 motorists involved in a crash in Colorado roadways in 2013, an estimated 24.4% of those crashes were attributed to distracted drivers.

• Between 2008 and 2013, there has been a 9% increase in the number of crashes caused by distracted driving in Colorado.

• Sending or receiving a text takes a driver’s eyes from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, the equivalent of driving the length of an entire football field at 55 mph blindfolded.

• Distractions while driving, including phone use, are a rising problem in Colorado and across the country.

Statistics from CODOT.gov