Police task force out to make driving safer
WINDHAM COUNTY - The Thanksgiving holiday is one of the busiest travel periods for Americans. With more drivers on the roads than usual, the likelihood of a motor vehicle crash will increase. With this in mind, the Windham County Highway Safety Task Force - consisting of the Bellows Falls Police Department, Brattleboro Police Department, Dover Police Department, and the Windham County Sheriff’s Office - will be joining agencies throughout Vermont and the country to make sure people make it to the table this Thanksgiving.
During the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in 2019 there were 279 passenger vehicle occupants killed in traffic crashes across the country. More than half, 54%, were unrestrained. Nighttime proved even more deadly, with 52% of Thanksgiving weekend crashes occurring at night.
For more information about traveling safely this Thanksgiving visit www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/seat-belts.