The Vermont House and Senate have passed a bill to ban the use of hand-held devices and cell phones while driving and it is expected to be signed by the governor. The new law will go into effect October 1, 2014. The above news report from ABC22 summarizes this important news.
See also these two items from the Burlington Free Press:
Attorney Chris Maley
has worked to raise awareness of the dangers of distracted driving. Prior to the passage of the new law, Chris testified in support of it before committees in the Vermont house and senate.