VSP continue operation DISS-rupt statewide

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Virginia State Police (VSP) report the continuation of operation DISS-rupt to prevent improper and impaired driving.

The operation was implemented after data showed that over 830 people died in traffic crashes from January 1- December 31 in 2023.

All those fatalities occurred on Virginia’s roadways and Interstates.

Operation DISS-rupt is an attempt to reduce traffic fatalities by 10 percent with a hope of achieving a zero fatal crash rate in a calendar year.

VSP Troopers will be on alert specifically for distracted and or impaired driving, speed compliance and seatbelt safety.

Last October 19 and 20 a similar operation was conducted on the 299 miles of Interstate 64 with an alarming number of violations recorded.

In that two-day period alone 200 drivers were cited for reckless driving, 362 citations were issued for speeding and 75 drivers violated the hands-free law.

During that daytime operation five drivers were cited for driving under the influence of drugs and or alcohol.

VSP Director of field Operations Lieutenant Colonel Matt Hanley says the initiative is about getting drivers back to the basics of safe driving.

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