Seat Belts

School bus
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A New York state senator from the Hudson Valley has introduced legislation requiring school buses to have over the shoulder seat belts. This comes in the wake of multiple deadly school bus accidents across the country.

Vermont DMV Police vehicle
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New York and Vermont are among 22 states participating in a “Border to Border” law enforcement campaign aimed at getting more people to wear their seatbelts.

Vermont State Police will participate in the national Click It or Ticket Campaign during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Vermont’s seat belt usage is estimated to be just over 84-percent.  

There have been 70 traffic fatalities this year and state police say about 69-percent of those killed were not wearing a seat belt.

Police agencies across New England are participating in the Click It or Ticket program and Operation Care - Combined Accident Reduction Effort with patrols and checkpoints through the holiday weekend.