State and local law enforcement team up in WV and VA

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A combined effort at the border of Virginia and West Virginia aims to save lives on the two states’ highways and byways.  Troopers in both states, along with police in both Bluefields, were united as part of a one day long “Drive to Save Lives” enforcement initiative on March 31, 2016.  During the event, there were 85 traffic summonses and arrests issued by the four agencies.

The “Drive to Save Lives” campaign is an effort to reduce traffic deaths by 15-percent across the nation.  Officers and troopers said they want residents of West Virginia and Virginia to always buckle up, obey the speed limit and don’t drive distracted or under the influence. In addition to those concerns, the initiative also focuses on awareness of the “Move Over” law, which requires drivers to clear the lane of traffic when going by an emergency vehicle stopped on the shoulder.  If you can’t move over, motorists are required to slow down and watch for first responders who might step out into the roadway.

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