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Promoting highway safety with new strategy

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WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) - Vermont transportation and public safety officials say they have a plan to keep people safe on the state's roadways.

On Monday, they announced that the Vermont Highway Safety Alliance will work to implement a system that takes advantage of education, enforcement, engineering and emergency services.

State officials also marked the launch of "Operation Safe Summer."

The alliance is going to focus on reducing major crashes.

In addition to government, the alliance also brings together the public health community, the insurance industry and advocacy groups.

Some of the things that will be emphasized include a continued push to reduce impaired driving, but also increase seat belt use and remind all drivers of the dangers of distracted driving, such as texting or talking on a cellphone.

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