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Posted on: November 20, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Police Increase Traffic Enforcement During Thanksgiving Holiday

Click It or Ticket - seat belt law enforcement

James City County Police Department (JCCPD) will increase traffic enforcement from Wednesday, Nov. 22 through Friday, Dec. 1 in an effort to optimize safety on the roadways in the County.

The Thanksgiving holiday period is known as a time for traveling and socializing with friends and family. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), from 2012 to 2016, more than 800 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday period nationally, making it the deadliest holiday on our roadways. As a result, JCCPD will be increasing DUI patrols throughout the holiday weekend in an effort to combat impaired drivers in the County.

According to NHTSA, during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in 2015, there were 301 passenger vehicle occupants killed in traffic crashes across the nation. Tragically, 53% of those killed were not buckled up at the time of their fatal crash. JCCPD will be participating in the Click It or Ticket campaign through Dec. 1 to ensure drivers and passengers alike are buckled up as they travel.

Police encourage you to arrange for a ride home prior to leaving home if you plan to drink, and to always buckle up.

Media contact:
Stephanie Williams, Police Spokesperson
Stephanie.williams@jamescitycountyva.gov; 757-592-5618

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