State police say Virginia saw a record decline in traffic deaths over the Thanksgiving weekend this year.
From Wednesday through Sunday, there were five deadly crashes, which is down from 12 last year. According to records, this is the lowest number of holiday traffic deaths since 1992.
The five deaths were in Roanoke County, Bedford County, Radford, Virginia Beach and Middlesex County. Three of the drivers killed were not wearing seat belts. Alcohol was a factor in at least two of those five deaths.
The Drive to Save Lives Campaign stepped up law enforcement during that time period.
State troopers stopped 9,789 speeders and another 2,312 reckless drivers in Virginia. In addition, troopers arrested and charged 90 drivers for DUI.