Impaired driving is a serious problem threatening the safety of Vermont's highways. Fortunately, there are methods of combating this crisis, including law enforcement, legislation and, increasingly, technology.
Driving while impaired can mean under the influence of either alcohol or drugs, or both.
Vermont follows the national trends; nearly 8 in 10 (77.9%) operators taken into custody for driving under the influence are male, and 70 percent of those are first time offenders. About 75 percent of repeat offenders in 2008 were sentenced to some jail time.
Vermont has a vast majority of the law enforcement community participating in two impaired driving mobilizations each year to combat impaired driving.
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