It Could Soon Be Illegal For Anyone Under 21 To Own A Cell Phone In Vermont

A person holding a cell phone.

It could soon be illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to own a cell phone in the state of Vermont.

A new proposal would make it illegal for residents in the state to possess a cell phone until they have reached the age of 21, ABC News reported. The legislation was proposed by State Senator John Rodgers, a Democrat who spoke out against the dangers that phones pose in both driving and online bullying. His bill cites statistics of deaths caused by the use of cell phones while driving.

“The use of cellphones while driving is one of the leading killers of teenagers in the United States. According to the United States Department of Transportation, cellphones are involved in 1.6 million automobile crashes each year, causing half a million injuries and 6,000 deaths,” the bill says.

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