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.  

Distracted Driving

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

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.

Snowy State Police Cruiser

Traffic Safety Education

A Trooper works with students using "Fatal Vision" gogglesAre 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.

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.

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