Last July, Nancy Schulz reported harassment by a motorist, informed the law enforcement officer about the Safe Passing law (designed to protect vulnerable roadway users) and asked that the motorist be charged. The officer was not familiar with this law but was eager to familiarize himself and to spread the word within his department.
In December, Officer Wade of the Berlin and Northfield PDs announced that the motorist had been convicted of DUI, leaving the scene of an accident and violating the Safe Passing law.
The convictions resulted in $800 in fines; attorney, crash course, and reinstatement fees; and diversion. His license was suspended for 90 days. The Safe Passing Law added a fine of $271 and 4 points on his license.
VT's police officers are willing to use the tools provided to them to enforce the law!