H.8 - Distracted Driving

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!