Traffic Safety

What All Drivers Should Know About Motorcycles

  • Over half of all fatal motorcycle crashes involve another vehicle. Most of the time, the motorist, not the motorcyclist, is at fault. There are a lot more cars and trucks than motorcycles on the road, and some drivers don't "recognize" a motorcycle – they ignore it (usually unintentionally).

Teen Driving Safety

Parent - Teen Driving Agreement logoYoung drivers, ages 15 to 20 years old, are especially vulnerable to death and injury on our roadways. Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in America. Mile for mile, teenagers are involved in three times as many fatal crashes as all other drivers.  

Crash Awareness and Reduction Effort (C.A.R.E.)


CARE logoOperation C.A.R.E. is made up of state police and highway patrol agencies that have joined together with the goal of reducing human suffering on our highways, particularly during national holidays.

Distracted Driving

Trooper with distracted driver signDistracted driving is one of the most serious safety issues on our nation’s roadways. Distracted driving is defined as driving while performing any other activity, whether visual, manual or cognitive, that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving. 

Winter Driving

Winter crash sceneWinter 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.

Traffic Safety Education

Trooper at community event

Are you interested in having a Vermont State Trooper speak to your school, business, community organization or other group about traffic safety issues and safe driving? We are interested in working with your organization and have participated in numerous presentations on the importance of safe, responsible driving throughout Vermont.

Traffic Crash Fatalities

As of April 5th, there have been 10 fatalities on Vermont's roads in 2021. There were 6 at this point in 2020, and the 10-year average for this date is 10.

Red Markers - DUI / Alcohol related
Orange Markers - Unknown drug / Alcohol
Green Markers - no suspected drug / alcohol
Black dot on markers - multiple fatalities

Frequently Asked Traffic Safety Questions

How do I report an unsafe situation that is happening now on the highway?       

VSP Cruiser "State Trooper" fenderTo 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:

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Contact Information

Vermont State Police HeadquartersVSP Seal
45 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671-1300
M - F / 8am - 4pm
Telephone - 802-244-8727

Please call your nearest VSP Barracks outside of normal business hours.

Information on public information requests, and contact information for our Public Information Officer can be found at

Please click here to visit the Agency of Administration's Public Record Request Database.


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