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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS
"Slow Down Move Over" Law as of July 1, 2010:
Code of Virginia - Section 46.2-921.1
VIRGINIA EXPERIENCES FEWEST TRAFFIC DEATHS OVER THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY WEEKEND IN MORE THAN TWO DECADES
News Release 25 For Immediate Release: December 1, 2014
RICHMOND – Despite the challenging weather at the start of the 2014 Thanksgiving weekend in Virginia, preliminary numbers indicate a record decline in traffic fatalities over the holiday statistical counting period. From 12:01 a.m., Wednesday (Nov. 26, 2014), through midnight Sunday (Nov. 30, 2014), five fatal crashes have been reported statewide. During the 2013 five-day period, traffic crashes claimed a total of 12 lives. 1992 was the last time Virginia had only five traffic deaths during the Thanksgiving weekend.
VIRGINIA STATE POLICE REMIND VIRGINIANS TO DRIVE TO SAVE LIVES THIS THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY, ESPECIALLY IN INCLEMENT WEATHER
News Release 24 For Immediate Release: November 24, 2014
RICHMOND – The Thanksgiving holiday weekend is one of the busiest travel times of the year, which increases Virginians' risks of being involved in a serious or deadly traffic crash. As families and friends prepare to gather to give thanks this year, the Virginia State Police reminds motorists to make safety a priority during the holiday weekend. Virginians are reminded to drive to save lives by always buckling up, never driving drunk and avoiding distractions.
VSP WELCOMES 50 TROOPERS TO THE DEPARTMENT
News Release 23 For Immediate Release: November 19, 2014
RICHMOND – As the nation prepares for the Thanksgiving holiday, 50 new troopers will join their veteran colleagues on the road and spend Thanksgiving patrolling the Commonwealth to ensure motorists are driving to save lives. On Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, the Department of State Police will welcome its latest generation of troopers during a graduation ceremony held at the State Police Training Academy located at 7700 Midlothian Turnpike in Chesterfield County. Commencement exercises for the 122nd Basic Session begin at 10 a.m.