State News
September 21, 2015

Vermont State Police report traffic safety data for 2015

The Vermont State Police participated in the Labor Day weekend national Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) over the holiday weekend from Friday, Sept. 4 through Monday Sept. 7.

Sadly, there were two fatalities on Vermont roadways this past holiday weekend. There have been 37 total fatalities in Vermont this year to date. Of those, 27 percent have either been unbelted or improperly restrained.

The Vermont State Police responded to 39 total crashes including three impairment-related crashes, made 12 DUI arrests, issued 329 speeding tickets, and assisted over 45 motorists.

2015 fatalities

  • 37 total
  • 23 vehicle operators
  • 8 passengers
  • 2 pedestrians
  • 4 bicyclists
  • 1 ATV occupant
  • 2015 fatal crash data
  • 5 double fatality fatal crashes
  • 8 fatalities (persons): unbelted (8), not wearing helmet/DOT helmet (0), or improperly restrained (0).
  • 7 operators suspected as driving under the influence of alcohol only
  • 3 operators suspected as driving under the influence of drugs only
  • 3 operators suspected as driving under the influence of both alcohol & drugs
  • 6 involved Cannabis (0 included other drugs as well)
  • 7 operators suspected to be speeding
  • 3 operators under suspended license
  • 2 pedestrians
  • 4 bicyclists
  • 27% f all fatalities: Unbelted/Improperly Restrained/No Helmet Used (includes Unknowns)

As of Sept. 7 in each calendar year

Year         Fatalities (people)         Fatal crashes

2015                   37                                      32

2014                   31                                      30

2013                   44                                      41

2012                   57                                      51

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