VSP launching special operation on Interstate 66 for Super Bowl weekend

Drivers be advised, this weekend Virginia State Police are launching a traffic enforcement operation on Interstate 66 targeting those they consider to be risky drivers.

VSP has issued advanced warning that people should line up their designated drivers for the Super Bowl. Over the next few days, troopers will not only be out on I-66, they’ll be out in numbers.

“The weekend of the Super Bowl is an excellent time to tackle bad driving behaviors,” said Lt. Col. Matt Hanley, director of the Virginia State Police Bureau of Field Operations.

According to VSP, troopers from the Fairfax and Culpeper Divisions are going to partner on Operation DISS-rupt, which will run from February 10-12 and will cover all 76 miles of Interstate 66.

This joint effort will target “the four key causes of fatal and serious injury crashes across Virginia’s interstate system.” Those include people violating the Hands-Free law by handling a device while driving, DUI, speeding, and seat belt laws.

VSP said the goal of the operation is to have zero fatal crashes during this enforcement period and to reduce the total number of crashes on Virginia interstates for the calendar year by 10%.

For Super Bowl 2023, VSP said 23 drivers statewide were charged with DUI by state troopers.

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