Bill would ban cell phones for Vermonters under 21 – WPTZ

A state senator has introduced a bill to ban cellphones for people under age 21 – but even he says he probably wouldn’t vote for it. What gives?

"Democratic Senator John Rodgers says the phones are a big factor in teenage driving deaths, but can also lead to bullying and radicalization. "In light of the dangerous and life-threatening consequences of cellphone use by young people, it is clear that persons under 21 years of age are not developmentally mature enough to safely possess them, just as the General Assembly has concluded that persons under 21 years of age are not mature enough to possess firearms, smoke cigarettes or consume alcohol," the bill reads. However, the senator admits he doesn't expect it to pass. In fact, he even admits he probably wouldn't vote for it himself.


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