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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 23 : Motor Vehicles

Chapter 013 : Operation of Vehicles

Subchapter 001 : General Provisions

(Cite as: 23 V.S.A. § 1001)
  • § 1001. Rules

    (a) The Commissioner may adopt rules:

    (1) relating to motor vehicle equipment in all cases where its use is not defined in this title and whenever the use or nonuse, contrary to the rules, in the judgment of the Commissioner, may render the operation of the motor vehicle hazardous or unlawful;

    (2) restricting or prohibiting the use of pictures, advertising matter, or other thing placed on or over any transparent part of a motor vehicle;

    (3) relating to any other matter or thing that, in his or her judgment, may hinder or impede the operator in the safe and careful operation of a motor vehicle;

    (4) in explanation of and in addition to, but not inconsistent with, the provisions of this title concerning any matter or thing that, in his or her judgment, may render the operation of motor vehicles safer and lessen motor vehicle crashes and resulting injuries or fatalities.

    (b) The Commissioner may adopt rules uniform with the regulations of the federal agency having jurisdiction over motor vehicles subject to federal law so far as the regulations are applicable to the vehicles or to vehicles of the same type not subject to federal law, or to both.

    (c) The Commissioner shall adopt rules under this section only in accordance with 3 V.S.A. chapter 25. (Added 1971, No. 258 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. March 1, 1973; amended 1975, No. 211 (Adj. Sess.), § 10; 2019, No. 131 (Adj. Sess.), § 172.)