13 people died in 10 crashes over the Labor Day weekend in Virginia, according to state police preliminary reports.
Half of the traffic crashes involved motorcycles, in which 7 motorcycle operators and passengers lost their lives.
The fatal traffic occurred in the City of Virginia Beach and Campbell, Hanover, James City, Montgomery, Nelson, Pittsylvania, Rockbridge, Scott and Wythe counties.
During the 4-day statistical counting period, state police enforcement efforts resulted in 73 DUI arrests and 279 drivers being cited for violating the “hands free law.”
In addition, police stopped 4,475 speeders and 1,945 reckless drivers.
State troopers also cited 491 seat belt violations and 150 child restraint violations.
Police say funds generated from summonses issued go directly to court fees and the state’s Literary Fund, which benefits public school construction, technology funding and teacher retirement.