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Title 23: Motor Vehicles

Chapter 13: OPERATION OF VEHICLES

Sub-Chapter 09: Violations And Penalties

23 V.S.A. § 1095b. Handheld use of portable electronic device in work zone prohibited



[Section 1095b effective January 1, 2014.]

[Section 1095b effective January 1, 2014.]§ 1095b. Handheld use of portable electronic device in work zone prohibited

(a) Definition. As used in this section, "hands-free use" means the use of a portable electronic device without use of either hand and outside the immediate proximity of the user's ear, by employing an internal feature of, or an attachment to, the device.

(b) Use of handheld portable electronic device in work zone prohibited.

moving motor vehicle within a highway work zone. The prohibition of this subsection shall not apply unless the work zone is properly designated with warning devices in accordance with subdivision 4(5) of this title, and shall not apply:

(1) to hands-free use; or

(2) when use of a portable electronic device is necessary to communicate with law enforcement or emergency service personnel under emergency circumstances.

(c) Penalty. A person who violates this section commits a traffic violation and shall be subject to a penalty of not less than $100.00 and not more than $200.00 upon adjudication of a first violation, and of not less than $250.00 and not more than $500.00 upon adjudication of a second or subsequent violation within any two-year period. (Added 2013, No. 57, § 26, eff. Jan. 1, 2014.)


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