VT: Advocates Calls on State House to Address High Rate of Speed-Related Traffic Fatalities

  • April 1, 2024
150 150 Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety

Ahead of a hearing tomorrow (4/2), Advocates has sent a letter to leadership in the Vermont House of Representatives’ Committee on Transportation, asking them to advance Senate Bill (S.) 184. The legislation would create an automated speed enforcement (ASE) pilot program in active work zones on limited-access highways. 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 involved speeding. Comparatively, speeding was a factor in 29 percent of U.S. motor vehicle fatalities in 2021. In addition, Vermont incurred $625 million in economic harm, which is equivalent to $1,001 per resident each year, due to motor vehicle crashes according to a 2019 analysis. Read the full letter here.