State Police Increasing Enforcement for Holiday Weekend

August 29, 2013

Virginia State Police are stepping up traffic enforcement efforts during the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Troopers will be keeping a close eye on the interstate, looking for people who drive aggressively, impaired or recklessly.

The enforcement effort is part of Virginia State Police’s participation in Operation C.A.R.E., a state-sponsored, national program designed to reduce crashes, fatalities and injuries.

In 2012, Virginia State Police arrested statewide 112 drunk drivers as a result of the four-day Labor Day weekend. Troopers cited 8,274 speeders and 2,464 reckless drivers. They also issued 719 citations for adults who failed to buckle up, and 253 tickets to adults who failed to properly secure a child/infant in a car seat. Additionally, state police investigated 731 crashes statewide.

Last year, six people were killed on Virginia roads during the holiday weekend.

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