PENDLETON COUNTY, WV (WHSV) -- If you're out on the roads for Memorial Day weekend, you may have noticed more police patrolling the roads. Saturated patrols are part of an effort to reduce highway deaths.
State Police pulled over dozens of people on Friday. They have written 45 speeding tickets just in Virginia along Route 33.
Officers are focusing on 33 West outside of Harrisonburg and into Pendleton County due to prior fatalities and speeding problems.
In West Virginia, officers have given out three speeding tickets and multiple warnings. With more people traveling, officers recommend people stay alert while driving.
"To be a courteous driver. And if you're gonna drink, don't drive. Stay home, wear your seat belts, they have been proven time and time again to save lives. One of the recent fatalities I worked, if the person had been wearing a seat belt they would be alive today," said Sergeant A. D. Teter, with West Virginia State Police.
Officers are also out on the interstates for Memorial Day weekend, as part of the Drive to Save Lives campaign.
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