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Virginia: At least five people killed in Virginia traffic crashes over the holiday weekend
Five fatal crashes over the Christmas holiday weekend resulted in the deaths of one pedestrian, one moped operator and three drivers on Virginia’s highways. The deaths occurred in Bedford and Surry counties, and the cities of Hampton, Newport News and Richmond. Alcohol was a factor in at least two of the five fatal crashes. As of Dec. 28, 2015, preliminary reports indicate 732 individuals have died in traffic crashes statewide; compared to 694 same date in 2014.
Maine: State police trooper hit in July crash in Richmond makes full recovery
The truck slammed into the back of Stevens’ cruiser, sending the trooper flying back behind the front passenger’s seat. When Stevens came to, he was able to crawl his way out of the mangled SUV before help arrived, but he would spend roughly three months in often painful recovery before returning to work in October.
Virginia: ‘Drive to Save Lives’: Va. State Police joining 14 states in effort
After a successful mid-December two-state exercise in Virginia and West Virginia to enforce laws as part of “Drive to Save Lives,” the Virginia State Police announced on Christmas Eve that the state police will be joining 14 additional East coast states in a Drive to Save Lives campaign along the I-95 corridor.
South Carolina: Officers say drivers are breaking the move over law, and many don't know it
Many people describe the holidays as "merry and bright." But, some traveling on the roads this holiday season have a different choice of words.
Illinois: Illinois State Police remind holiday travelers of Move Over Law
Many people are traveling this holiday season, and the Illinois State Police are reminding motorists to hit the brakes and move over for stopped government vehicles.
237 new Illinois laws take effect January 1, 2016
On Jan. 1, 2016, 237 new laws go into effect in Illinois, including measures that impact fighting crime, government transparency, business, hunting, health, and family. Scott’s Law Changes (SB 1424/PA 99-0125): Adds recycling vehicles to vehicles covered under Scott’s Law.
Kansas: Trucker Forgets 'Move Over Law' Exists For A Reason, Sideswipes Cop Car
If the fear of fines and jail time doesn’t stop you from breaking road rules, this trucker—who, apparently, isn’t familiar with the “Move Over” law about switching lanes while a cop has another car pulled over—probably will.
State patrol reminder: Obey Minnesota's move over law
The Minnesota State Patrol is reminding drivers to watch out for vehicles pulled over on the side of the road.
New York: • Police gear up for road safety campaign
Law enforcement agencies across New York are gearing up for the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign from Friday, Dec. 18, through Friday, Jan. 1, 2016.
Pennsylvania: 'Move Over' law goes into effect in January
A measure to enhance safety for utility line personnel is set to go into effect next month. Act 61 of 2015, referred to as “Move Over PA,” provides greater protections to utility line workers engaged in restoring service during times of declared emergencies.