The Winchester Police Department conducted two traffic enforcement operations this week. The first was Monday, November 27, at Jubal Early and South Loudoun Street. The second was Thursday, November 30, at the intersections of Jubal Early & Valley Avenue and Berryville Avenue & North Pleasant Valley Road.
On Monday, there were a total of 27 citations issued and on Thursday, there were a total of 41 citations issued. These citations included:
- Driving while texting/talking on a cellphone
- Driving without using signal lights
- Driving through a red light
- Driving with a suspended license
- Driving with no license
The goal of these traffic enforcement operations was to save lives and reduce the number of vehicle crashes through enforcement efforts. Thank you to all of the officers who made these operations a success.
The number of crashes has reduced in 2023 compared to previous years. For both reported & non reported crashes, these are the totals from each year:
- 2021: 992
- 2022: 1,089
- 2023: 983
Chief Amanda Behan appreciates the continued efforts by her staff to keep the streets in the City of Winchester safe. “On a regular basis, our Department receives complaints about traffic concerns throughout the City; however, targeted enforcement in major intersections is vital to reduce crashes, prevent injuries, and major property damage from occurring,” Chief Behan stated.
WPD plans to continue their efforts to reduce traffic crashes and encourages the public to stay alert and drive responsibly.