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Vt. State Police release Labor Day traffic statistics

During the Labor Day holiday week from Aug. 30 - Sept. 2, Vermont experienced one traffic fatality for the areas covered by the Vermont State Police. Troopers conducted high visibility enforcement in support of Operation Sober Summer, Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort), and regular patrol duties to combat traffic fatalities and reduce overall crashes on our highways.

The following Vermont State Police activity statistics were compiled during this period:
1 Fatal Crashes
6 Alcohol Related Crashes
42 Total Crashes
23 Arrested for DUI
336 Speeding Violations
5 Child Passenger Tickets
14 Seat Belt tickets
69 motorists assisted

Lt. Michael Macarilla, Vermont State Police Traffic Safety Commander, remarked, "We've made great strides saving lives through enforcement, education, engineering, and emergency medical response; however Vermonters need to collectively work harder and more effectively in achieving zero deaths on Vermont roadways."

In an effort to get impaired drivers off the road, raise public awareness about the dangers of impaired driving, and most importantly, to save more lives on our roadways, the motoring public can expect to continue to see troopers working "Operation Sober Summer" patrols in areas identified as having higher impaired driving rates.