RUTLAND COUNTY - Vermont State Police, Rutland Barracks in
conjunction with local and county law enforcement will be
conducting increased patrols as well as Sobriety & Safety
checkpoints during the May 2013 Click it or Ticket Campaign, which
runs from May 20 to June 2.
During 2012 there were a total of 77 fatal crashes in Vermont.
In over 30% of those crashes the driver and or passenger were not
According to the Vermont 2012 Safety Belt Use Study, in Rutland
County 80.3% of male operators wear seatbelts while 93.0% of female
operators wear seatbelts.
The study furthermore correlates seatbelt use with the type of
vehicle being operated. In Rutland County, 92.2% of operators wear
seatbelts in SUV's, 88.9% in cars, 88.1% in vans, and 74.6% in
The scheduled increased patrols and 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.
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