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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 016 : Liability of Operators

(Cite as: 23 V.S.A. § 1492)
  • § 1492. Liability for damage defined; limitations

    The owner, driver, operator, or mover of any motor truck, tractor, trailer, wagon, cart, carriage, or other object or contrivance that is moved or operated on any highway in violation of any of the provisions of sections 1083, 1092, 1302, 1305, and 1431 and subsection 1434(c) of this subchapter; such portion of sections 1003 and 1081 of this subchapter as pertains to trucks and buses; and such portion of section 1391 of this subchapter as relates to weight in relation to tire surface shall be liable to the State or municipal corporation in which the act is committed for damages to a public highway or bridge occasioned by such moving or operating, to be recovered in a civil action, in the name of the State or municipal corporation, or in an action on the bond provided in this chapter in connection with the issuance of permits, provided the action is brought within two years after such act is committed. (Amended 2021, No. 184 (Adj. Sess.), § 50, eff. July 1, 2022.)