Planning to drive on I-95 in Va. this weekend? Here’s why you should prepare to see extra police up and down the Interstate.

Virginia will be joining a collation of states from Maine to Florida who will be participating in what police are calling a two-day “Drive to Save Lives” traffic safety initiative along the entire I-95 corridor. From April 8 to April 9, Virginia State Police say they will be dedicating additional patrol resources to I-95 traffic safety enforcement. Drivers can expect to see an increased presence of troopers along Virginia’s entire 178 miles of I-95, from the border of North Carolina to Maryland.

“With April being Distracted Driving Awareness Month and traffic crashes in Virginia on the rise, this enhanced, multi-agency enforcement initiative along the East Coast couldn’t come at a better time,” said Colonel Gary T. Settle, Superintendent of the Virginia State Police. “This time of year people are on the road for Spring Break, vacations and outdoor adventuring. Keeping your eyes on the road, buckling up, complying with posted speed limits and never driving intoxicated, will help ensure your spring travels are safe – no matter what state you may be traveling I-95.”

Be on the lookout and remember to be safe when driving on the congested roads. There were 5,350 traffic crashes along I-95 in Virginia in 2021. The crashes ranged from a minor fender-bender to the loss of life.