- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 6, 2016

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Agency of Transportation is going to be updating the public about traffic fatalities by regularly posting information on roadside message boards.

Starting Wednesday a network of roadside signs will display the current number of people who have lost their lives on Vermont highways this year. The signs will be updated every Wednesday.

Vermont is joining a number of other states that are using roadside signs to highlight traffic deaths.

Transportation Agency Chief Engineer Kevin Marshia says it’s hoped the reminder of traffic fatalities will encourage drivers to become more aware of their driving.

Marshia says most highway deaths are preventable. Speed, distraction, using seat belts and not driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol are things that drivers can control.


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