Highway deaths in Vermont were at the lowest level in more than 50 years in 2014, officials announced Tuesday.
There were 43 deaths on Vermont highways last year, according to new information released by the Department of Motor Vehicles.
That number is well below the average of 69 deaths annually over the previous five years, but officials aren’t satisfied.
“What we look at is, ask the question, ‘How many fatalities would be acceptable amongst your family and friends?’” says Kevin Marshia, the chairman of the Vermont Highway Safety Alliance. “That number is zero.”