Virginia’s Memorial Day Weekend Accident Statistics

Posted on Jun 30, 2010
The first holiday weekend of the summer season is behind us. Memorial Day Weekend undoubtedly left many Virginians with happy memories of friends and family, but it left others with tragic memories of horrific car accidents.

According to the Virginia State Police, the following occurred in our state over Memorial Day Weekend 2010:

  • Ten people were killed on Virginia roads. This is up from seven fatalities over Memorial Day Weekend 2009
  • The State Police investigated 646 car crashes
  • More than 10,000 people were stopped by the State Police for speeding
  • 2.609 people were stopped by the State Police for reckless driving
  • 121 drivers were charged with DUI
  • 1,000 adults were ticketed for not wearing seat belts
  • 307 tickets were written because children were not properly restrained

We extend our sympathies to the families of the ten people who lost their lives in motor vehicle accidents over Memorial Day Weekend, and we wish a speedy recovery to all those who were injured in motor vehicle accidents over the holiday weekend.

The summer season is traditionally when more car crashes, truck accidents, and motorcycle wrecks occur. Please drive safely, avoid distractions and alcohol, and enjoy the season with your family and friends.

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