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Plea Deal Reached In Texting While Driving Case
Friday, 10/12/12
The trial of a Colchester woman who's charged with hitting a pedestrian with her car while texting has ended with a plea deal.
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Prosecution Rests In Texting Trial
Thursday, 10/11/12
The prosecution has rested in the case of a 19-year-old woman who's charged with hitting a pedestrian with her car while texting and driving.
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First Texting Trial Underway
Wednesday, 10/10/12
The trial for a Vermont woman accused of texting while driving and injuring a pedestrian is now under way.
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Texting Trial Underway On Tuesday
Tuesday, 10/09/12
A jury trial is about to begin for a Vermont woman who's charged with texting while driving and injuring a pedestrian.
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No-Texting Law Goes Into Effect For All Drivers
Tuesday, 06/01/10
By Bob Kinzel
It's now illegal to text while driving a car in Vermont. Governor Jim Douglas signed into law a ban on texting for all drivers, along with additional restrictions for younger drivers.
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Despite Public Support, Lawmakers Divided On Phone Bans
Monday, 03/29/10
By Bob Kinzel
There's no agreement between the House and Senate about how far the state should go in banning mobile phones and texting.
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Senate, House Take Different Approaches To Highway Safety Legislation
Friday, 02/05/10
By Bob Kinzel
The Vermont Senate has given its final approval to legislation that bans texting while driving. But quick passage of the bill is in jeopardy, because House leaders want to pass a more comprehensive highway safety bill.
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VT Edition: Texting While Driving Ban
Friday, 02/05/10
By Bob Kinzel
VPR's Bob Kinzel talks with the vice chair of the House Juduciary Committee and vice chair of the Senate Transportation Committee about a bill that would address talking on cell phones while driving, and other distracted behaviors.
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Speaker Calls For Comprehensive Ban On Cell Phone Use While Driving
Tuesday, 02/02/10
By Bob Kinzel
House Speaker Shap Smith is calling on lawmakers to pass a comprehensive highway safety bill this session. He wants the proposal to include a ban on texting and a ban on using a hand held cell phone while driving.
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N.H. considering banning text messaging while driving
Wednesday, 01/23/08
New Hampshire is debating making it illegal for drivers to send text messages on cell phones or type on laptop computers.
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NY Ban On Texting While Driving Takes Effect
Monday, 11/02/09
Put the BlackBerry away if you're behind the wheel in New York.
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NH Texting While Driving Ban Takes Effect Jan. 1
Monday, 12/21/09
Tapping out a quick text message behind the wheel could cost drivers a $100 fine under a law taking effect Jan. 1 in New Hampshire.
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Vote On Texting Ban Likely Soon
Tuesday, 01/12/10
By Bob Kinzel
It appears the Senate will soon vote on a bill that prohibits drivers from texting while they're operating their vehicles. Senate Transportation chairman Dick Mazza says he strongly supports the legislation.
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Senate Holds Hearing On Texting Ban
Wednesday, 01/27/10
By Mitch Wertlieb
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."
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Citizens Urge Ban On Texting While Driving
Wednesday, 01/27/10
By Bob Kinzel
Supporters 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.
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Senate Passes Texting Ban
Thursday, 02/04/10
By Bob Kinzel
It could soon be illegal in Vermont to text while driving a car. That's because the Vermont Senate has given its unanimous approval to legislation that bans the activity.
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Ban Considered on Texting While Driving
Friday, 02/05/10
By Bob Kinzel
Lawmakers debate how to curb cell phone use among drivers, and how comprehensive that bill should be. Also, a wrap up of the week's top news stories.
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