VT House Passes Ban On Cellphones While Driving

Feb 15, 2014

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The Vermont House has passed and sent to the Senate a bill banning the use of hand-held cellphones and other electronic devices while driving.

The measure received preliminary approval and then final passage in the Vermont House on Friday after two amendments.

One amendment allows the use of the devices while operating a farm truck or other farm machinery. The other allows use of hands-free devices by drivers if the devices are in a cradle or otherwise secured in the vehicle.

The bill faces uncertain prospects in the Senate. Governor Peter Shumlin says he's cool to the idea, but so far is stopping short of a veto threat.

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