Vermont State Police Holiday Enforcement

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holidayenforcementVERMONT- The Vermont State Police is beginning their newest holiday campaign today. The operation has a goal of enforcing and reducing the number of DUIs and accidents related to them throughout the holiday season.

 

Vermont State Police are suggesting that you have a designated driver if you plan on drinking. Drivers can expect to see more officers patrolling highways, and in addition, more ad campaigns pertaining to the consequences of driving while impaired.  This kind of enforcement will run through the first of 2014.

Sgt. Gary Scott oversees traffic operations for the Vermont State Police, and he commented on the campaign by saying, "It all comes down to personal responsibility and if people know they are going out and you know you are going to want to have a good time, it's just to have a plan put in place and that can be very difficult to recognize."

One major factor within the operation is the fact that Vermont does not have a very active transportation system or cab services. This makes it more important to plan before heading out, making sure somebody will be the responsible person.

Different than the enforcement around Thanksgiving, which was titled "Click it or Ticket" and centered around daytime hours, this campaign has officers from every barracks in the state working overtime hours through the evening.

For more information, you can head to VSP's Facebook page, which features a question and answer regarding the campaign.