Starting October 1, it became illegal in VT to drive while hand-holding any electronic device…smartphone, gps,etc. You can make a call and touch buttons on the screen, as long as it’s “securely mounted”.
What’s ironic about this is that I had good muscle memory for where to swipe the unlock button on my iPhone…could do it without looking, then I’d tell Siri what number to call and talk normally. Now I’ll have to look once to find the unlock button, look again to make sure I swiped accurately, give the number to Siri, look again to touch the speakerphone button. and finally look to hang up. Yet this is supposed to be less distracted driving.