WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 21: Metropolitan Police Officer Tyrone Gross (L) writes a warning ticket to a motorist who was talking on her cell phone while Officer J.D. Hansohn (R) looks for other offenders on September 21, 2010 in Washington, DC. Police were giving warnings and tickets to people who were talking on cell phones while driving past a hotel where the 2010 Distracted Driving Summit was being held. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Vermont lawmakers are considering a bill to make it illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to use a cell phone. If caught with one, offenders could get up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine, according to the proposal. The proposed legislation hopes to prevent bullying and reducing traffic accidents caused by teens distracted by their phones.