VPR: Drop That Phone: Deal Reached On Hand Held Device Ban For Drivers

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May 7, 2014 | By Bob Kinzel

[…] Moretown Rep. Maxine Grad has been a strong supporter of this bill for several years. She says it’s important to phase it in.

“There’s going to be an educational component, that part of the bill is effective in July, and the thinking is let Vermonters know that there is going to be a change in the law,” said Grad. “It’s proved effective in other states and it’ll be multi media, newspapers, radio, on our highways and then the law itself will go into effect in October.”

And Grad thinks the proposal will have a positive impact on the behavior of drivers.

“I really do, and actually we heard testimony in our committee that once it becomes law people will change their behaviors,” said Grad. “So I do think that this will be self-enforcing and we will see behavior change.” […]