In November of 2021, Compass Vermont reported that a saturation patrol on Interstate 89 to deter speeding revealed that 22% of motorists stopped were traveling over 90 miles per hour.

It has gotten worse.

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On September 4th, Vermont State Police Troopers performed another saturation patrol between 8:15 am and 4:45 pm on I 89 in the Berlin to Brookfield area.

The purpose of the patrol was to detect and identify aggressive drivers while enforcing the motor vehicle laws and promoting safe driving.

This time, 26% of motorists stopped for speeding were traveling over 90 miles per hour in a posted 65 miles mph zone.

- Eight operators were issued tickets for traveling more than 90 mph in a posted 65 mph zone.

On September 10, another saturation patrol in the same area was conducted between the hours of 2 pm and 4 pm.  This time, 60% of speeding motorists were traveling over 90 miles per hour. 

As of September 9th, there have been 59 crash fatalities on Vermont's roads in 2022. There were 49 at this point last year and the 10-year average for this date is 43.

The Vermont State Police would like to remind all motorists to drive responsibly, utilize a sober driver, leave a safe distance between vehicles, put their phones down and keep their heads up while driving.