Make safe driving part of your holiday plans

Virginia State Police is encouraging Virginians to make safe driving part of their holiday plans.

Please drive safely in the coming days so that everyone can reach their holiday destinations.

Preliminary data shows that as of December 20th, Virginia has had 76 fewer traffic deaths this year compared to that date in 2022.

Virginia has lost 813 people so far this year in roadway accidents.

If you are planning to attend a party this year, plan ahead.

Designate a sober driver or call a friend or family, call a cab, or use public transportation.

If you know someone who has been drinking, do not let them drive.

Arrange another safe way home.

Remain alert for impaired drivers and do not hesitate to notify law enforcement by dialing #77 to notify your nearest Virginia State Police Emergency Communications Center.

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Be safe while shopping

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The Shenandoah County Sherriff Department would like you to be safe while holiday shopping.

Avoid shopping alone, try to shop with a family member or friend.

Park in well lite areas.

Keep your purchases concealed, place them in your trunk or under your seats.

Be aware of your surroundings and have a plan in case you are separated from your child.

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