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Vermont bill would ban cell phone use by anyone younger than 21

Vermont bill would ban cell phone use by anyone younger than 21

A new bill has been introduced to the Vermont state senate that, if passed, would ban anyone under the age of 21 from using a cellphone. The bill, introduced by Sen. John Rodgers (D), included data by the United States Department of Transportation that notes how cellphones are involved in over a million car crashes each year, as well as how 11 teenagers die each day in car crashes.

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DeAnne 8 months

This is DEFINITELY government overreach. You cannot limit personal freedoms in this way. I'm surprised at such a ridiculous proposal.

TheMadDane 8 months

Just ban cars and we'll eliminate all car accidents. 🤷‍♂️

Ryan 8 months

How the hell did this idiot become a Senator? Any high school student taking a standard government class could tell you that is a violation of individual liberty

Mutatis 8 months

For anyone who did not read the article. It appears the rep put forth the bill to critique existing gun control legislation, and he does not expect the bill to actually become law.

Skeptic 8 months

Has anyone read the article? Apparently he is pro-gun and trying to make some kind of point. Not very effectively but he is not seriously proposing it.

Avi Khait
Avi Khait 8 months

Why stop at 21? If you want to be completely safe, ban the phones altogether.

Seekster 8 months

Why am I not surprised that this idea is coming from the state that elected Bernie Sanders.

Skeptic 8 months

State legislators are starved for attention.

Fin 8 months

At eighteen a kid can be drafted but not own a cell phone.. Insane n a form of censorship

Beisht Kione
Beisht Kione 8 months

Clever piece of legislation. Obviously dont want it passed and neither does the guy who presented it, but it makes a good point about the Second Amendment

T.N. Morgan
T.N. Morgan 8 months

Boomer Dims blaming inanimate objects for people's fuckup again.

Hexstan 8 months

This simply won't pass, I don't see a chance in heck this goes all the way

tim 8 months

Did a bunch of people move to Vermont from California and Washington state? Vermont is turning into a shithole and soon there going to have a homeless crises and wonder how it happened

الأكبر فادي
الأكبر فادي 8 months

that is ridiculous... so basically your telling me if passed in Vermont... then it will be a hell of alot easier to target those under 21... instant communication has always been one of the greatest assets of man. but I guess pedos ect. will enjoy it..

VanityCulture_ 8 months

phones are already banned while driving.

sonicbigboom 8 months

There are plenty of reasons this is one of the stupidest ideas I've ever heard, but the biggest is that parents don't need to give their kid a smart phone, but since phone exist it is extremely important and arguably a necessity that parents can communicate with their kids at a moment's notice. To take that power away from parents is absolutely ridiculous.

Tsila Noitan (Backer)
Tsila Noitan (Backer) 8 months

lol wtf

Carol 8 months

How many more will die bc they cannot call a parent when they've been abducted by perverts at a bus stop, or neighbor out on parole for rape?!!

Fin 8 months

Oh it's not just stupid it is unconstitutional..... It violates their first amendment right... Punish a kid rather then teach em to be responsible..... First kid hurt n unable to phone for help cause illegal to own cell phone or have one... I hope that kids family sues the state of Vermont into next century... An active shooter would love this..

Michael Mantion
Michael Mantion 8 months

everyone I know uses their phones while in the car driving. should we go back to the days or trying to look at a map? the first mobile phones were car phones. using a phone is so common it should be involved in every car crash. this is so dumb I hope it passes and families kick the liberals out of government.

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