WATERBURY, VT. >> Vermont State Police say they are boosting enforcement efforts to crack down on speeders and aggressive driving through the summer.

State police say 30 people have died in traffic incidents so far this year — a considerable increase compared to the last three years' averages at this time of year. Authorities say many of the crashes involve speeding, lack of seatbelt use, distracted or impaired driving and other hazardous violations that increase the risk of a collision.

Vermont State Police Director Colonel Matthew Birmingham says "We ask that all who get behind the wheel remember that our children, our parents, our friends and neighbors, all share the road with you. Please choose to keep them, and yourself, safe."




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