VSP release traffic figures from the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend

In an email from the Virginia State Police (VSP) they report a relatively safe weekend.

Where any traffic fatalities are a great loss this Thanksgiving weekend reported a decade record low four fatal traffic accidents for 2021.

Last year was also another low number of fatalities with 12 traffic deaths reported over the Thanksgiving Holiday 2020.

Operation CARE (Crash Awareness and Reduction Effort) was in effect this past weekend which includes increased visibility by law enforcement.

In 2021 over 5,000 people were issued speeding citations and 1500 reckless driving citations were issued.

There were 65 Driving Under Influence (DUI) arrests made as well.

Law enforcement reminds motorist that the month of December is National Impaired Driving Prevention month with increased presences and enforcement in the state through the New Year.

This past Thanksgiving weekend almost 500 people were cited for not wearing seatbelts and VSP responded to almost 1300 accidents with 135 resulting in injuries.

This past Thanksgiving Holiday weekend recording period from Wed. Nov. 24 at midnight through Sun. Nov. 28, 2021 at midnight over 1100 disabled motorists were assisted by authorities.

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Sen. Warner warns of travel documents delays

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If you have travel plans in the next 14 days and still need assistance in getting or renewing a U.S. passport Senator Warner’s office can help.

Call (540) 857-2676 to get assistance or visit travel.state.gov/passport to get a jump start on the process.

Sen. Warner warns that increased demand, mailing delays and processing backlogs is causing delays in obtaining passports and travel documents.

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