Fourteen traffic fatalities over the holidays
Virginia State police say more people died on Virginia highways over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays than last year, but for the entire year, accidents were down. Charles Fishburne reports.
Fourteen people died over Christmas and New Year's holidays. Alcohol was a factor in at least five of those fatal crashes, and state police say during 2010 they took 5,649 drunken drivers off the road.
There were also some 75,000 reckless driving citations; 197,000 speeders; 26,000 seat belt violations and almost 7,000 child restraint violations.
Traffic deaths dropped by 35 from the year before, at 721 compared to 756 in 2009.
Charles Fishburne, WCVE News