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VSP encourage motorists to 'Drive 2 Save Lives'

(Photo: Virginia State Police)

DUBLIN, Va. (WSET) -- Virginia State Police partnered with Giles County Sheriff's Office, Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, Dublin Police Department to remind drivers to "Drive 2 Save Lives".

According to 1/Sgt. Derek M.V. Reece, Virginia State Police Area 24 Commander, 837 men, women, teens, and children were killed in 2017 on Virginia highways.

"For us to make our roads safer for everyone, folks need to drive smart – by eliminating distractions, safe – by always buckling up, and sober – by never driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol,” he said.

On New Year's Eve, State Police troopers partnered with the Giles County Sheriff’s Office to conduct roving traffic-safety patrols on Route 460 and Route 219. This effort netted a total 52 traffic summonses, to include equipment and license violations.

On New Year’s Day, State Police troopers partnered with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office and Dublin Police Department and stepped up enforcement patrols on Routes 11, 100 and 114. These efforts not only yielded a total of 90 traffic summonses, but also one DUI arrest.

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