While Memorial Day is a great kick off to the summer season, it can also be a very dangerous time on the roads. Holiday weekends traditionally bring heavy traffic on the roadways – including a higher than usual amount of drunk, distracted and reckless drivers. Please buckle up and be alert on the roadways this weekend, and be aware of other drivers on the road that might not be quite as careful as you.
Enjoy the weekend, and most of all be careful.
2010 Memorial Day Weekend Statistics
– 10 people were killed on Virginia Roads
– The VA State Police reported 646 car crashes
– 121 drivers were charged with DUI in Virginia
– More than 10,000 people were stopped for speeding in Virginia alone.