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Title 23 : Motor Vehicles


(Cite as: 23 V.S.A. § 3552)
  • § 3552. Declaration of policy and purpose- Article I

    (a) It is the policy of the party jurisdictions to:

    (1) seek compliance with the laws, ordinances, and administrative rules and regulations relating to the operation of motor vehicles in each of the jurisdictions;

    (2) allow motorists to accept a traffic citation for certain violations and proceed on their way without delay whether or not the motorist is a resident of the jurisdiction in which the citation was issued;

    (3) extend cooperation to its fullest extent among the jurisdictions for obtaining compliance with the terms of a traffic citation issued in one jurisdiction to a resident of another jurisdiction;

    (4) maximize effective utilization of law enforcement personnel and assist court systems in the efficient disposition of traffic violations.

    (b) The purpose of this compact is to:

    (1) provide a means through which the party jurisdictions may participate in a reciprocal program to effectuate the policies enumerated in paragraph (a) above in a uniform and orderly manner;

    (2) provide for the fair and impartial treatment of traffic violators operating within party jurisdictions in recognition of the motorist's right of due process and the sovereign status of a party jurisdiction. (Added 1985, No. 84, § 1.)