State Police Still Out In Numbers For Holiday

Say People Driving Faster With Fewer Cars

May 22, 2020 - 4:51 pm

(Matt Demlein, WRVA)


Richmond, Va. ( -  Virginia State Police say they will still have all of their available troopers out on the road for the Memorial Day Holiday, despite a forecasted record low travel number.  Spokeswoman Corinne Geller says that's because they are seeing people drive faster and more recklessly with fewer cars on the road.  She points out fatalities have not decrease proportionately.

The enforcement effort will run through Monday night.  Geller says having troopers on the road does have a calming effect on traffic.

State Police are expecting some increases in traffic along I-64 with the reopening of Virginia Beach and the Outer Banks.