Hand-Held Cell Phone Ban
Did you know that talking on a cell phone while driving makes you four times as likely to crash, and texting while driving increases your chances of a crash by up to 23 times?
Effective October 1, 2014, Vermont State law bans all portable electronic devices, including, music players, laptop computers, and cellular telephones while driving.
Hands-free use is permitted under the law, and hands-free means without the use of either hand and outside the immediate proximity of the user’s ear, by employing an internal feature—such as Bluetooth, for example—or as long as the device is in a cradle or otherwise securely mounted in the vehicle. First violations are subject to a fine of $100 – $200; second or subsequent violations with a 2-year period are subject to fines of $250 – $500. Click here to read more. http://highwaysafety.vermont.gov/phonesdown