VT: Advocates Calls on Gov. Scott to Sign S. 184 to Address High Percentage of Speed-Related Crash Fatalities

  • May 15, 2024
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Vermont has one of the highest speeding-related traffic fatality rates in the country. In 2021, 30 people were killed on Vermont’s roads, and 41 percent of the crash fatalities involved speeding. Comparatively, speeding was a factor in 29 percent of U.S. motor vehicle fatalities that year. In addition, Vermont incurred $625 million in economic harm, which is equivalent to approximately $1,000 per resident each year, due to motor vehicle crashes according to a 2019 analysis. Urgent solutions are needed and Advocates has sent a letter to Gov. Phil Scott asking him to sign Senate Bill 184, which would create an automated speed enforcement (ASE) pilot program in work zones. Read our letter here.