Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Texting and Driving 'Hands Free' Law Begins Wednesday October 1st, 2014


Picture from LearnersOnline.com, 'Texting and Driving, It Can Wait."

Just a reminder that Wednesday October 1st, 2014 will be the first day the new Vermont 'Hands Free' Cell Phone Law will be enforced. You cannot have a cell phone in your hand while driving, however hands free devices are fine.

"In 2011, for drivers 15-19 years old involved in fatal crashes, 21% of the distracted drivers were distracted by the use of cell phones. "
NHTSA.gov

"Starting Wednesday, the fine, including fees, for a first offense will be $162. 
Police may cite a driver without any other traffic offense taking place."  
from WPTZ, Channel 5