Distracted driving is one of the most serious safety issues on our nation’s roadways. In 2009 alone, nearly 5,500 people were killed and 500,000 more were injured in distracted driving-related crashes. But, as Secretary LaHood says in his introduction to the series, “Behind these numbers are children, parents, neighbors, and friends—their families torn apart by senseless, preventable crashes.”
Winter driving calls for extra caution, with more snow and ice to deal with, and less daylight. Stay safe out there with these annual winter driving reminders.
Are you interested in having a Vermont State Police Trooper come and speak to your school or group about traffic safety issues and safe driving? We are very interested in working with your organization and have participated in numerous presentations on the importance of safe, responsible driving throughout Vermont.
To report an immediate highway safety concern such as reckless operation, high speed and road rage incidents, the public is asked to call 911 and be prepared to provide the following information: