The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Enforcement will be conducting additional patrols within work zones throughout the state during the summer construction season, including the project on I-89 northbound and southbound in Richmond south of Exit 11. The reduced speed limit in this work zone has been posted as 55 mph. In recent days, passenger vehicles have been seen following construction vehicles clearly marked “CONSTRUCTION VEHICLE DO NOT FOLLOW.” This lack of attention creates great risk for the workers within the work zone and also creates a risk to vehicles in the travel lane when the passenger vehicle merges back into traffic.
DMV Enforcement reminds the traveling public that speeding fines are doubled in work zones. Please slow down within work zones, obey the posted reduced speed limits, follow the signs, and leave plenty of reactionary distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you.
Kevin Andrews, Department of Motor Vehicles