Vermont's Cellphone Law Goes Into Effect
As of October 1st, driving while using a hand-held device is illegal in Vermont. The penalty for this offense is progressive, starting with a $162 fine. This ban is in addition to the existing ban on texting while driving in Vermont.
While any step to curb the use of electronics while driving is a step in the right direction, there is no evidence that hands-free devices are a safe alternative. In fact, one recent study highlighted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that hands-free devices are more distracting and may further increase risks for dangerous and deadly car accidents.
The bottom line is this: if you or someone you love is harmed in an accident caused by a distracted driver, even if they were not breaking any laws, you are entitled to seek compensation well beyond the paltry offerings of insurance companies. The experienced Vermont car accident attorneys at Van Dorn & Curtiss are here to take your case and fight for your rights, and to help you secure the maximum compensation you are due.
If you are in need of a car accident attorney in Vermont, please contact the Law Offices of Van Dorn & Curtiss for a free consultation today. We serve all of Vermont and New Hampshire from our office in Orford.