Officials in Vermont are cracking down on distracted driving. Distracted driving is any activity that could keep a person’s attention away from the road while driving.
On Monday, Governor Shumlin’s Highway Safety Program kicked off a new Distracted Driving Campaign to raise more awareness to this alarming trend.
You can see the program’s new campaign video here.
Officials say some ways distracted driving can be reduced is to turn off your device while driving, ask a passenger to text or call for you and talk to kids and teens about the dangers of using a cellular device when driving.
It is illegal to text and drive in the state of Vermont, the penalties for texting and driving include a fine and points on your license.