The South Burlington Police Department Traffic Safety Unit is committed to the needs of the community by reducing the number and severity of traffic crashes within our City. TSU, as it's better known, participates in numerous national campaigns centered around the safety of those on the road. Check out some of the campaigns and resources below.
One of the safest choices drivers and passengers can make is to buckle up. Of the 35,092 people killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2015, 48 percent were not wearing seat belts.
Buckling up is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself in a crash.
Seat belts are the best defense against impaired, aggressive, and distracted drivers. Being buckled up during a crash helps keep you safe and secure inside your vehicle; being completely ejected from a vehicle is almost always deadly.
In 2016, 10,497 people died in crashes involving an alcohol impaired driver. Every day, almost 29 people in the United States die in alcohol-impaired vehicle crashes—that's one person every 50 minutes in 2016. Drunk-driving fatalities have fallen by a third in the last three decades; however, drunk-driving crashes claim more than 10,000 lives per year.
Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children age 1 to 13. Many times deaths and injuries can be prevented by proper use of car seats, boosters and seat belts. Child safety seats work best when used correctly. But how do you know what’s correct? The South Burlington Police Department's certified car seat technicians can help educate and install (by appointment) parents, grandparents or caregiver on the proper seat, position and install procedure for your little one.