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 SUPERBOWL 2020

Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk on February 2, 2020

Super Bowl has become synonymous with drinking and celebrating, making roads on Super Bowl weekend dangerous. Using these materials, you can raise awareness in your community or with your officers to the heightened dangers of drunk driving on Super Bowl weekend.

Drug-impaired driving is also a problem on America’s highways. Like drunk driving, drugged driving is impaired driving, which means that it is dangerous and illegal. Whether the drug is legally prescribed or illegally obtained, driving while drug-impaired poses a threat to the driver, vehicle passengers, and other road users.

These marketing tools can be distributed to fit your local needs and objectives while, at the same time, partnering with State, communities, and other traffic safety organizations on this holiday season impaired driving prevention initiative:

arrow-10x10 Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving [social norming]
arrow-10x10 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over [enforcement]
arrow-10x10 Drive High - Get a DUI [enforcement]
 


Our Mission Statement

Achieve progress “Toward Zero Deaths” by reducing the number of crashes, injuries and fatalities on Vermont's roads and to provide highway safety data and fact-based analyses that will assist communities and safety advocates in implementing effective programs that will change high-risk driving behavior and increase safety on our streets and highways.

Where are we located

The Vermont State Highway Safety Office - Behavioral Safety Unit is located within the Agency of Transportation's Highway’s Division, Office of Operations and Safety Bureau, Dill Building, Unit A, 2178 Airport Road, Barre, VT 05641.

What We Do

The Vermont State Highway Safety Office - Behavioral Safety Unit (SHSO-BSU) awards federal highway safety grant funds to local, state and non-profit agencies for projects to improve highway safety and reduce deaths and serious injuries due to crashes. The SHSO-BSU is also involved with the Vermont Highway Safety Alliance (VHSA) which has allowed us to build upon a network of highway safety professionals, working in collaboration to increase highway safety through these federally funded programs.

The SHSO-BSU has an in-house staff of three Program Coordinators with specific subject matter areas of expertise, to include Occupant Protection, Distracted Driving, Impaired Driving, Law Enforcement (DUI and OP Enforcement) and Education Outreach programs. The staff of the SHSO-BSU manages state highway safety grant funds by providing guidance, oversight and monitoring for our partners. 

The programs administered through the SHSO-BSU are federally funded through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Our programs are defined and approved each year in the SHSO-BSU Highway Safety Plan (HSP) and align with the State’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP). Through these plans, we analyze data, identify problems, define emphasis areas, and set goals in order to administer funds to programs in a responsible manner in accordance with federal guidelines. 

The Vermont State Highway Safety Office - Behavioral Safety Unit programs are designed to educate drivers, passengers, pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists about highway safety. Our programs employ the use of countermeasures that focus primarily on the modification of driver’s behavior and attitude.

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

State Highway Safety Office - Behavioral Safety Unit

State of Vermont
Agency of Transportation

Office of Operations and Safety Bureau
State Highway Safety Office
Behavioral Safety Unit

Dill Building, Unit A
2178 Airport Road
Barre, VT 05641

Behavioral Safety Unit - Contact List


Public Records Requests

Evelyn Mcfarlane, Records Officer
Evelyn.Mcfarlane@vermont.gov
State Highway Safety Office
Vermont Agency of Transportation
Dill Building, Unit A
2178 Airport Road
Barre, VT 05641
Phone (802) 595-4661

Public Records Database and Agency Records Officer or Liaison Contact Information

Click it or Ticket

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Distraction.gov

Distraction.gov