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Vermont Riding on Public Roads Statute


CHAPTER 13. Operation of Vehicles
SUBCHAPTER 11. Miscellaneous Rules

1127 Control in presence of horses and cattle

(a) Whenever upon a public highway and approaching a vehicle drawn by a horse or other draft animal, or approaching a horse or other animal upon which a person is riding, the operator of a motor vehicle shall operate the vehicle in such a manner as to exercise every reasonable precaution to prevent the frightening of such horse or animal and to insure the safety and protection of the person riding or driving.

(b) The operator of a motor vehicle shall yield to any cattle, sheep or goats which are being herded on or across a highway.

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