RICHMOND, Va (WTVR) – Lots of drivers head out for Memorial Day weekend. This year law enforcement agents from all over Virginia will be out too. They’re conducting a “Click It or Ticket” blitz May 21 through June 3.
Police will focus on seat belt and child safety seat enforcement all along Route 60. Police and sheriff’s deputies taking part in the blitz include Henrico, Williamsburg, James City, New Kent, Richmond, Chesterfield, Powhatan, Cumberland, Buckingham, Norfolk Police, Virginia Beach, York and Virginia State Police.
In 2011 over Memorial Day weekend, 10 people lost their lives on Virginia roads. Of those, two children and three adults were unrestrained, according to a police press release. In all of 2011, there were a total of 764 traffic related fatalities in Virginia with 306 of those being unrestrained.