Vermont Department of Public Safety

North Country News
12:45 pm
Sun March 2, 2014

2 Appointed as Deputy Safety Commissioner in VT

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The Vermont Department of Public Safety is making some staffing changes to emphasize the importance of using technology and data to make the state safer.

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North Country News
5:30 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Vermont Governor Proposes DUI Courts

Governor Peter Shumlin has proposed changing the way courts deal with drunken drivers to reduce the rate of repeat offenders.

The state would set up DUI courts, similar to drug courts, in which judges would monitor the treatment of people with second or third DUI offenses and could impose sanctions and rewards.

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WAMC News
5:30 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Vermont Health and Safety Officials Talk Fatalities

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Vermont officials are trying to prevent any more highway fatalities this year by urging drivers to slow down, buckle up and not drive drunk or drug-impaired this holiday season.

Officials say Vermont has seen a spike in fatal crashes over last year — with 75 to date, compared to 51 last year.

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