Slow Down: Driving too fast on wintry roads is the leading cause of crashes.
Travel at a safe distance of at least 3 car lengths, leaving plenty of room to stop.
Do not crowd slow moving maintenance and emergency vehicles.
Do not use cruise control while driving in a storm.
Do not overestimate the capabilities of your four-wheel drive vehicle.
Clear all snow and ice from the vehicle prior to travel.
Be aware of black ice on what appears to be bare pavement.
PLEASE, SLOW DOWN AND BUCKLE UP!
The State of Vermont's "Safe Roads at Safe Speeds" policy divides Vermont's state highway into three levels of service.
Suggested maximum driving speed during a winter storm:
Interstate system: 45 MPH
US/State Highways: 40 MPH
Rural or lightly traveled state highways: 35 MPH
These speed limits are "suggested" only. Always exercise caution and drive according to road and weather conditions.
The 511 Travel Information System
Check 511 before you take to the road for up-to-the-minute travel information. Find out about road conditions, wether, construction, crashes or any major delays before trip. Just dial 511 and follow the simple, voice activated prompts, or you can log on to www.511vt.com