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Wearing a seat belt is one of the safest things drivers can do

Wearing a seat belt is one of the safest and smartest things you can do while driving.


Statewide challenge to increase seat belt use among teens, youth kicks off in Virginia

More than 70 high and middle schools across Virginia are kicking off a statewide campaign to increase seat belt usage rates among teens and youth.


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Seatbelts save lives: Virginia State Police participating in Click It or Ticket mobilization

the Virginia State Police is partnering with local, state and federal law enforcement and traffic-safety advocates for the November 2015 National Click It or Ticket Mobilization.


Statewide Challenge to increase seat belt use among teens, youth kicks off in Virginia

Fifty high and middle schools across Virginia are kicking off a statewide campaign to increase seat belt usage rates among teens and youth.


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One dead in Route 340 DUI in Augusta County

At 1:42 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 18), Virginia State Police Sr. Trooper D.C. Brydge responded to a single-vehicle crash in the Augusta County community of Crimora. The crash occurred on Route 340, approximately one mile north of Route 612.


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Virginia State Police investigating fatal Augusta County crash

At 3:01 a.m., Monday, Virginia State Police Trooper T.L. Johnson was called to the scene of a single-vehicle crash in Augusta County. The crash occurred on Glebe School Road/Rte 708 less than a mile west of Route 707.


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Virginia State Police investigate fatal crash in Buckingham County

At 1:45 p.m., Thursday (Dec. 11), Virginia State Police Trooper R.M. Chambliss responded to a two-vehicle crash in Buckingham County.


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Harrisonburg man dead in Interstate 81 crash

At 1:03 p.m. Monday (Dec. 1), Virginia State Police Trooper Z.J. Blevins was called to the scene of a single-vehicle crash in Augusta County. The crash occurred at Exit 235 on Interstate 81.


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AAA offers Gray Thursday, Black Friday shopping tips

The National Retail Federation predicts that approximately 95.5 million shoppers nationwide will take advantage of Black Friday deals and nearly 26 million on Gray Thursday (Thanksgiving Day).


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Virginia State Police reminds motorists to be safe for Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving holiday weekend is one of the busiest travel times of the year, which increases Virginians’ risks of being involved in a serious or deadly traffic crash.


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State Police investigates fatal Greene County crash

At approximately, 7:35 p.m. Monday, Trooper A.C. Tunnell was responded to the scene of a single-vehicle crash located in Greene County. The crash occurred Oct. 18, 2014, in the 3400 block of Amicus Road.


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State Police investigate fatal Greene County crash

Virginia State Police Trooper D.C. Palmer responded Wednesday (Oct. 15) to a single-vehicle crash in Greene County. The crash occurred at 4 p.m. on Route 670, less than a mile north of Route 1130.


Shoplifting, chase, DUI: Pursuit leads to Waynesboro arrest

Scott Daniel McCray was arrested Thursday on a Waynesboro General District Court Capias failure to appear warrant.


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State Police investigating fatal Nelson County crash

Virginia State Police Sr. Trooper J.D. Allen responded to a single-vehicle crash in Nelson County Aug. 5, 2014. The crash occurred at 10:36 p.m. on Route 6, less than a mile west of Route 151.


Wal-Mart shoplifting suspect flees police, crashes car after chase

A Fishersville man faces a slew of charges after an ill-fated escape attempt from officers trying to stop him for shoplifting.


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Downtown police chase leads to two arrests in Waynesboro

The Waynesboro Police Department has arrested a man and woman after a Sunday afternoon traffic stop escalated to a vehicle pursuit which resulted in a crash and apprehension of a wanted felon.


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Operation Border-to-Border on nets 2,399 traffic violations

Seven state police and highway patrol agencies spent Friday, June 13, 2014, through Sunday, June 15, 2014, enforcing Operation Border to Border along approximately 791 miles of U.S. Route 15 and 124 miles of U.S. Route 17.


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Virginia State Police joins Border to Border enforcement effort

Six state police and highway patrol agencies this weekend will once again engage in Operation Border to Border, a coordinated traffic safety enforcement initiative targeting approximately 791 miles of U.S. Route 15, which originates in Waterboro, S.C., and ends in Corning, N.Y.


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Augusta County accident claims two lives

Two people are dead after a two-vehicle accident on Route 11 near College Lane in Weyers Cave.


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Virginia State Police investigating Augusta County crash

Virginia State Police Trooper G.D. McCoy is still investigating the cause of a crash that occurred Friday night (Feb. 28) in Augusta County. The crash happened at 9:35 p.m. on Route 778/Knightly Mill Road, less than a mile south of Route 777.


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Virginia State Police investigate fatal Augusta County crash

Virginia State Police Trooper J.C. Crabtree is investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash in Augusta County. The crash occurred Sunday (Jan. 19, 2014), at 5:40 p.m. on Route 340, approximately a mile north of Route 778.


Virginia State Police investigating death of trooper in Henry County

Virginia State Police are still investigating the cause and circumstances surrounding a crash involving a revered department supervisor. Saturday’s death of Sgt. J. Michael Phillippi became the department’s 60th line of duty death.


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State Police investigating fatal Nelson County crash

Virginia State Police Sr. Trooper J.D. Allen responded to a single-vehicle crash in Nelson County Saturday evening (Oct. 5, 2013). The crash occurred at 7:40 p.m. on Route 250 approximately 200 feet east of Route 6.


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Chick-fil-A promotes seat belt safety with Waynesboro Police

The Chick-fil-A® restaurant at Waynesboro will partner with the Waynesboro Police Department to promote seat belt safety in the community on Tuesday, June 18.


Waynesboro PD initiates Click It or Ticket campaign

Edited by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   The Waynesboro Police Department will be taking part in the nationwide Click It or Ticket seatbelt-enforcement campaign that begins today and runs through June 6. In 2009, Virginia, had the highest recorded seat belt use rate in history at 82.27 percent.  Even with that good news, 756 citizens lost […]


Traffic deaths in Virginia decline 13 percent in ’09

Kaine attributes increased safety to increased seat-belt usage Staff Report News Tips: freepress2@ntelos.net Gov. Tim Kaine today noted that as of Nov. 30, 2009, preliminary data indicates there were 98 fewer traffic fatalities in Virginia compared to this same time period last year, a decline of 13 percent. The 821 traffic fatalities recorded for 2008 […]


Life and Daily Living: Seat-belt use at an all-time high

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Eighty-three percent of vehicle occupants are using their seat belts during daylight hours, according to a new U.S. Department of Transportation report released last week. That’s up from 82 percent last year and represents an all-time high in terms of measurable use. “More and more Americans are realizing that the […]