Police across Virginia conducting “Route 60 Blitz” for Memorial Day weekend

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) —- Police all throughout the Commonwealth will be keeping a close eye on Route 60 this weekend, as part of the “Route 60 Blitz.”

Officers said the program promotes traffic safety and enforcement on the highway, which runs straight across Virginia. Route 60 stretches from Virginia Beach all the way to the West Virginia line. 

Police say the event is not about how many tickets can be written, but about taking steps to be sure everyone traveling the state’s highways for the busy weekend is safe. 

Memorial Day weekend is one of the busiest travel periods of the year. On Monday, AAA said about 1.2 million Virginians will be on the road this weekend, the most in more than a dozen years. 

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