Nine people killed in Virginia car accidents over Memorial Day weekend
5/30/2012 – Over Memorial Day weekend, nine people were killed on the Virginia roadways. The state police have reported that it was seven drivers and two passengers who were killed. Two of the crashes took place in Goochland Country, two in Halifax County, and the rest occurred in the counties of Alleghany, Augusta, Bath, Bedford, and Washington. In eight of the crashes it has been reported that either the driver or the passenger was not wearing a seat-belt.
Virginia State Police are in the middle of the Click-it or Ticket enforcement initiative and reported that there were a total of 1,168 seat-belt violations during the holiday weekend. There were also a total of 11,794 speeders, 3,051 reckless drivers, 138 impaired drivers, and 666 traffic crashes.
Compared to last years Memorial Day weekend, the amount of deaths has decreased, with twelve people dying in crashes last year. However, police are still concerned with the high numbers of fatalities this past holiday weekend.
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