This bill would increase the penalties for a second offense distracted driver as defined in 23 V.S.A § 1095b.
The increased penalties would...
- add points to an individual's record
- require the retaking of the written motorist DMV test
- require revocation of a junior license for 30 days
Current Status (as of 3/15/2017):
This bill is currently in committee
Why This Bill Matters to Biking and Walking:
If passed, H.8 would penalize distracted drivers which pose a direct threat to cyclists and walkers. Anything that can be done to increase the safety of cycling and walking, is worth paying attention to!