14 053 004. Regulations Governing the Use of State Highways with Limited Access Facilities
These regulations are entitled and may be referred to as “Regulations Governing Use of State Highways with Limited Access Facilities” and have been adopted by the authority under provisions of Title 23, Vermont Statutes Annotated, Section 1004 .
These regulations, together with alterations and amendments thereto, made under this Act shall have the force of law and violations thereof shall be penalized under Title 23, Vermont Statutes Annotated, Section 2205(c) .
Limited access highways shall mean any portion of the right of way of a limited access facility as defined under Title 19, Vermont Statutes Annotated, Section 1862 , and shall include but not be limited to the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, and shall include all ramps and highways provided for approach thereto.
Committee shall mean the Traffic Committee named in Title 23, Vermont Statutes Annotated, Section 1003 , consisting of the State Commissioners of Public Safety and Motor Vehicle, and the Secretary of Transportation.
Editor’s note: Section I was omitted from this publication because it does not pertain to boondocking, camping, or overnight parking. To see this chapter, refer to, “Cornell Law School, Legal Information Institute“.
SECTION II – GENERAL REGULATIONS
1. Waste and Rubbish
No person shall throw, drop or discard bottles, cans, paper, garbage, rubbish, sewage, or other material of any kind or description on limited access highways.
2. Damaging of Shrubs, or Plants and Defacement of Limited Access Highways Prohibited
No person shall cut, mutilate or remove any trees, shrubs, flowers, plants, top soil, or sod located upon limited access highways or attempt to do so. Injury, defacement, removal or destruction of the surface of limited access highways or its structures, appurtenances, recreation facilities or property is prohibited.
3. Display of Posters Prohibited
No person shall erect, place or display any advertising matter, posters or placards of any kind, regardless of character of message, on limited access highways. This shall not apply to signs erected by the State Highway Department with the approval of the Traffic Committee.
4. Parades and Demonstrations Prohibited; Picnics Prohibited Except at Designated Areas
Parades or other demonstrations are prohibited. Picnics or other gatherings, games, entertainment or sports, on limited access highways are prohibited except at sites which may be designated for such purposes.
5. Hunting and Trapping Prohibited
No person shall hunt, trap or molest any wild life upon limited access highways, or fish on or from limited access highways, except at designated locations.
6. Use of Firearms Prohibited
The use, display or discharge of any firearms or other weapons or fireworks on limited access highways, except by persons authorized by the Traffic Committee or by law, is prohibited.
7. Fire Prohibited
The igniting of fires for any purpose whatsoever is prohibited on limited access highways, except in fireplaces or pits in designated rest areas and for highway maintenance purposes.
8. Soliciting of Alms Prohibited
Soliciting of alms or contributions on limited access highways is prohibited.
9. Hitchhiking and Loitering Prohibited
Soliciting of rides on limited access highways, commonly known as “hitchhiking,” is prohibited. Loitering in or about limited access highways for the purposes of hitchhiking or participating in a “car pool,” or as part of a demonstration or protest, or for any other purpose, is prohibited. Nothing contained in the above wording shall prohibit the use of commuter parking areas, constructed by the Agency of Transportation, within the right of way of a limited access highway, except for the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways.
10. Sales and Distribution Prohibited
No person shall enter or remain on limited access highways for the purpose of selling, hiring or leasing any goods, wares, merchandise or services, nor for the purpose of distributing samples, pamphlets or advertising matter of any sort, except official State information as authorized by the Traffic Committee, or by a person or persons authorized by said Committee.
11. Use of Designated Rest Areas
No person shall use any part of a limited access highway right-of-way, or a designated rest area in or adjacent to a limited access highway right-of-way, for the purpose of overnight camping unless such rest area is designated for that purpose by the Committee.
No person shall park any vehicle in a designated rest area for any other reason than to use the facilities available in said rest area.Statutory Authority: 23 V.S.A. § 1004