One has to wonder if all drivers can read. I thought one had to know how to read before passing a driver’s test. Several times a year a tractor trailer truck gets stuck in Smugglers’ Notch despite several large flashing signs the first of which is far down Route 108 in both Stowe and Jeffersonville, Vermont. Despite the signs and the obvious narrow and steep nature of the road tractor trailer trucks get stuck in the Notch every year.

August 12, 2020
TT unit in the Notch
VSP News Release-Incident

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

NEWS RELEASE

CASE#: 20A103373

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Corporal Mark Lucas/Trooper Giancarlo Di Genova

STATION: Williston

CONTACT#: 878-7111

DATE/TIME: 08/08/2020, 1600 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Route 108 Smuggler’s Notch

ACCUSED: Akmal Pulatov

AGE: 34

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: New York, New York

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On the above date and time, State Police received several calls of a tractor trailer unit stuck at Smuggler’s Notch on route 108 in the town of Jeffersonville. The operator of vehicle, Akmal Pulatov ignored and passed several clearly posted signs advising that tractor trailer units are not permitted. Troopers were able to guide the operator back towards Stowe where he was later issued a warning. A tractor trailer which goes past the No TT signs and enters the Smuggles Notch Segment of VT Route 108 there is a $1,179 fine. If the tractor trailer impedes traffic in the segment of VT Route 108 which is always the result, the fine goes up to $2,347.

at 8/12/2020 05:07:00 PM
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