The Vermont House and the Senate agree on a ban on texting, but they disagree on a
provision in the House bill that bans hand held cell phones. If
the House decides to keep that ban, Senate leaders
the legislation will likely die for the session.
of a bill that would ban texting while driving urged members of the Senate
Transportation committee to quickly adopt the legislation this year. And
they want the committee to include tough penalties as part of the law.
The Senate Transportation Committee is holding a hearing today on bills that
would ban texting while driving, and members of the public will have their say. One of them will be Norman James, who’s with the Vermont
Department of Labor’s "Project Road Safe."