PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS
"Slow Down Move Over" Law as of July 1, 2010:
Code of Virginia - Section 46.2-921.1
VIRGINIA STATE POLICE URGE SAFETY WITH IMPENDING WINTER WEATHER
News Release 6 For Immediate Release: February 11, 2014
RICHMOND – As the Virginia State Police prepares for the impending snow storm, Virginians are encouraged to get ready and plan ahead, too. Forecasts are currently calling for regions of the Commonwealth to get anywhere from four inches to a foot of snow between Wednesday (Feb. 12, 2014) and Thursday (Feb. 13, 2014).
NEW YEAR, NEW LOOK FOR "MOVE OVER" BUMPER DECAL
News Release 5 For Immediate Release: January 31, 2014
RICHMOND – What displays the colors blue and gray, sticks to the back of your vehicle and intends to remind drivers of a decade-long law to protect first responders and highway safety workers? If you guessed Virginia's "Move Over" bumper decal, you are right. With $3,500 in funding provided by the Virginia State Police Association (VSPA), the sticker underwent a recent transformation and emerged with a fresh, new look in the continual efforts to promote this life-saving law.
VIRGINIA STATE POLICE CITE 500-PLUS DRIVERS FOR TEXTING WHILE DRIVING
News Release 4 For Immediate Release: January 29, 2014
RICHMOND – In the first six months since Virginia's texting-while-driving ban became a primary offense, Virginia State Police troopers have issued hundreds of citations for the violation. From July 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013, troopers stopped and charged 567 drivers for violating the state's "texting- while-driving" law.