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Sobriety and safety checkpoints will be conducted during the Christmas Holiday Period

Vermont State Police, Rutland Barracks in conjunction with local and county law enforcement will be conducting sobriety and safety checkpoints during the Christmas Holiday enforcement period, which runs from  Dec. 14 through Jan. 1, 2013.

Thus far, Vermont has experienced 74 fatalities in 67 crashes statewide, up from 50 fatalities this time in 2011 with over 70% of the fatalities being unrestrained.

The scheduled checkpoints are an opportunity to use high visibility enforcement to turn the tide, across the state, in the number of traffic fatalities. Using state and local data, engaging task forces, and working with other agencies, we can have an impact in Vermont.
In addition to the checkpoints, Troopers will be aggressively patrolling and enforcing motor vehicle laws with specific regard to aggressive driving, speeding, and seatbelt usage in high crash areas.