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Distracted Driving in Vermont

Distracted driving is one of the most serious safety issues on Vermont’s roadways.  Distracted driving is any activity that diverts attention away from the primary task of driving. Beginning in 2014, Vermont banned the use of all handheld electronic devices while...

Dealing With Motor Vehicle Recalls

It seems like virtually every motor vehicle manufacturer has recalls these days.  It is estimated that approximately 30% of all vehicle owners don’t take care of recalls.  It can be a major nuisance, but it is something that you should deal with as quickly as possible...

Limitations on Landowner Liability in Vermont

Vermont is a rural state and the majority of the state is still forested. While significant portions of Vermont are public land, the majority is still owned by private individuals and corporations. The Vermont Legislature decided years ago that it wanted to encourage...

How to Safely Transport Your Christmas Tree Home

It was surprising to me, but I discovered that there are many motor vehicle crashes that occur as a result of Christmas trees falling off of or out of vehicles during trips the trip home after buying the tree. According to the Automobile Association of America (AAA),...

What Are the Most Common Roadway Hazards in Vermont?

Dangerous road conditions contribute to the increased likelihood of a serious motor vehicle crash. One of the reasons for this in rural Vermont is that many of our roads were designed and built before the automobile age began more than 100 years ago. Some of our Class...

Safe Winter Driving in Vermont

While Ernie Patnoe may disagree with this assessment, he became internationally famous with the publication of an article in The New Yorker entitled “Black Ice, Near-Death, and Transcendence on I-91” written by John Seabrook, a staff writer for The New Yorker since...