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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
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.
AS NATIONAL TEEN DRIVER SAFETY WEEK IS OBSERVED OCT. 19-25, 2014, VSP WELCOMES YOVASO PROGRAM TO DEPARTMENT
News Release 22 For Immediate Release: October 16, 2014
RICHMOND – As of Oct. 1, 2014, YOVASO (Youth of Virginia Speak Out) a statewide program developed to increase teen driver safety and reduce fatalities, is now under the direction of the Virginia State Police. Developed in 2001, YOVASO is a free, peer-to-peer based outreach program with safe driving clubs in middle and high schools throughout Virginia with a focus on educating teens to avoid unsafe driving behaviors. The grant-funded program, previously managed by the Virginia State Police Association (VSPA), expanded statewide in 2007 under the VSPA’s guidance.
BUCKLE UP A CHILD EVERY RIDE, EVERY TIME
News Release 21 For Immediate Release: September 12, 2014
RICHMOND – Did you know Virginia State troopers issued a total of 5,888 summonses to drivers who failed to properly secure an infant and/or child riding with them in 2013?* So far in 2014, preliminary numbers indicate troopers cited 992 drivers for child safety violations during the major summer holiday enforcement weekends of Memorial Day, July Fourth and the Labor Day weekends. While across the nation, only 46 percent of children between the ages of 4-7 were properly restrained in booster seats in 2013.**