Virginia has a deadly Memorial holiday weekend on the roads

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Over the Memorial Holiday weekend Virginia State Police preliminary data shows 11 people were killed on Virginia roadways.

The data shows two double-fatal crashes, one in Goochland and another in Henry County in the emailed report.

This is 3 more fatalities than what was recorded during the holiday period in 2023.

Virginia State Trooper Superintendent Colonel Gary T. Settle stated that if the summer is going to be safe drivers must watch their speed, buckle up, drive sober, and focus on the roads.

As with most holidays operation Crash Awareness Reduction Efforts were in place.

During the holiday over 3,500 drivers were cited for speeding, almost 1,500 drivers were cited for reckless driving.

Almost 95 drivers were arrested for driving under the influence and over 300 drivers were cited for violating the hands-free phone law.

Currently Virginia is still under the click it or ticket campaign statewide.

Over the holiday over 500 people were cited for seatbelt violations and over 100 child restraint laws were violated.

Drivers are reminded to always be mindful and cautious while traveling.

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