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Eyes On The Road: How State Officials Plan To Address Distracted Driving In Vermont

A photo shows a person texting on a touch screen cell phone while in front of the wheel of a car. Through the windshield, a tight turn can be seen in front of them, with defoliated trees in the backdrop.
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Vermont highway safety officials say they are concerned about a growing number of distracted driving incidents this summer.

Vermont highway safety officials are concerned about the growing number of distracted driving cases they’re seeing on the roads this summer. People are driving much faster than the speed limit and many are texting at the same time. This hour, we look at how state officials plan to address this issue, and we answer your questions.

Broadcast live on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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Bob is a veteran Vermont journalist, specializing in political reporting. He is based in VPR’s Capital Bureau located across the street from Vermont’s Statehouse. Prior to joining VPR full time in 2002, Bob ran the Vermont News Service for 21 years. The service provided daily local news for eleven stations, including VPR. Bob started the News Service following a stint as news director for WNCS.
Lydia is managing producer for Vermont Edition. She joined the station in 2019 after working for 6 years at Connecticut Public Radio as a producer for Where We Live.