WILLISTON, Vt. — Vermont State Police will be out in full force from now until Sunday night.
They are working with departments across the nation to enforce Operation C.A.R.E. It’s one of the longest running traffic safety initiatives in our nation’s history. It focuses on speed, impaired driving and seat belt use.
Over the last year alone, the state has had 63 traffic fatalities due to an array of different causes.
Many people celebrating this weekend are being reminded by state police to not drive if they have had one drink or if they are impaired at all. They should instead find an alternative method of transportation, like a designated driver or taxi.
Troopers will be out in full force this weekend as well.
“We will have extra patrols throughout the state over the next five days, including some checkpoints from time to time over the weekend. Both sobriety and safety checkpoints,” Lt. John Flannigan, from the Vermont State Police said.
Police also want to remind drivers to be aware of changing road conditions.