The 2023 Memorial Day weekend proved deadly for nine drivers and passengers, including four motorcyclists, according to the Virginia State Police.
The holiday statistical counting period began Friday, May 26, 2023, at 12:01 a.m. and concluded at midnight Monday, May 29, 2023.
The Virginia State Police not only participated in the nationwide, state-sponsored Operation Crash Awareness Reduction Effort (C.A.R.E.) during the Memorial Day weekend, but also the annual Click It or Ticket seat belt education and enforcement campaign. During the designated statistical counting period, Virginia Troopers cited 771 seat belt violations and 136 child restraint violations.
“We are in the midst of schools letting out and summer travel plans being made,” said Col. Gary T. Settle, Virginia State Police Superintendent. “If this past Memorial Day weekend is any indication of what Virginia’s highways may look like during the coming summer months, then we desperately need drivers and passengers t...
To view the rest of this article, you must log in. If you do not have an account with us, please subscribe here.