lawmakers are continuing their efforts to crack down on distracted
driving, with bills that would boost the penalties for texting while
driving and ban all hand-held electronic devices when driving through
road construction zones.
Inspired by a Swanton teenager’s death last year, the
Vermont House has approved a much tougher approach to drunken driving. The owner of a car could be held responsible if he
let an impaired driver use it.
VPR’s Bob Kinzel reports.
Congressman Peter Welch says he’s going to push this
afternoon for more oversight of contractors working overseas for the U.S.
government; the maple sugaring season is slowing down around the state, and in
some places it’s already over; more…
Most of us have had the experience at one time or another driving late at night on a long road trip, your head starts to feel heavy, your eyelids flutter, and the next thing you know you’re snapping your head back as you suddenly realize you’ve nodded off and drifted into another lane, or have started to go off the road entirely. It’s drowsy driving, and it’s more common than you think Adele Kristiansson is the legislative affairs director for the national Road Safety Foundation. She spoke with VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb about the problem.