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WPD cracks down on improper driving and offers safety town hall

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In a concerted effort to crack down on improper driving, the Winchester Police Department (WPD) recently conducted several traffic enforcement operations.

One at Jubal Early and South Loudoun Street, and others at Jubal Early and Valley Avenue as well as at Berryville Avenue and North Pleasant Valley Roads.

An alarming amount of 68 citations were issued during these operations.

Driving while texting or talking on the phone was one of the major offenses.

Other incidents included driving and not using a signal, driving through a red light, driving with a suspended or no license at all.

Chief Behen confirms that the WPD will continue to conduct these types of operations to keep the streets of Winchester safe and reduce the number of crashes.

Thanks to the continued actions of the WPD traffic crashes have been reduced from almost 1,100 in 2022 to well under 1,000 in 2023 so far.

In fact, Chief Behan and the city’s public safety team will conduct a virtual street safety town hall December 5 at 6 p.m.

The virtual Town Hall meeting on traffic safety and how Winchester plans to combat improper driving can be joined here.

The WPD encourages citizens to report cases of unsafe driving habits to the department.

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