The Vermont Statutes Online
EO23-2. (No. 04-93) [State Vehicle Fleet Safety/Defensive Driving Program
National Safety Council's Defensive Driving Course is an internationally
accepted accident prevention training program for improved driving performance;
WHEREAS, use of
seat belts can greatly reduce the number of highway fatalities and injuries.
BE IT RESOLVED THAT I, Howard Dean, by virtue of the power vested in me as
Governor, do hereby order the following actions:
1. All newly
hired permanent state employees who operate vehicles on State business shall
take the National Safety Council's Defensive Driving Course.
2. All present
State employees who operate vehicles on State business, who have not already
taken the National Safety Council's Defensive Driving Course shall do so as it
is made available to them.
department heads shall coordinate with the General Services Department's Loss
Prevention Coordinator for availability of the National Safety Council's
Defensive Driving Course.
Department of Public Safety will be responsible for establishing its own Fleet
Safety/Defensive Driving Program.
5. All operators
and passengers in vehicles on State business shall use safety belts at all
6. All agencies
and departments with State-owned vehicles are directed to prominently place a
Seat Belts Required sticker on the dash of the vehicle as a reminder. Stickers
are available at no cost from the Department of Public Safety.
7. All previous
Executive Orders regarding fleet safety programs, defensive driving courses and
seat belt use are hereby revoked.
Order shall take effect upon signing.