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November 9, 2019

Westminster barracks - Saturation Patrol

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

SATURATION PATROL

 

On November 9, 2019 between the hours of 10:00 am and 12:00 pm, Troopers from the Westminster Barracks conducted a saturation patrol on Interstate 91, VT RT 9 and VT RT 103 in Windham and Windsor Counties.  The purpose of the patrol was to detect and identify aggressive drivers while enforcing the motor vehicle laws and promoting safe driving.

Details:

  • Troopers involved: 8
  • Number of traffic stops: 34
  • Number of traffic tickets issued: 21
    • 19 of the 21 traffic tickets were issued for speed violations
    • 1 traffic ticket was issued for failing too move over for emergency vehicle
    • 1 traffic ticket was issued for using a portable electronic device (cell phone)
  • Number of written warning issued:  25

 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, (NHTSA); every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in drunk-driving crashes—that's one person every 48 minutes in 2017. These deaths have fallen by a third in the last three decades; however, drunk-driving crashes claim more than 10,000 lives per year.  Additionally, more than 3,100 people were killed in distracted driving crashes in 2017. 

The VT State Police would like to remind all motorists to drive responsibility, utilize a sober driver, plan head, put their phones down and keep their heads up while driving.