Sept. 10, 2021
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA – Chesterfield County Police will conduct a traffic enforcement operation on Midlothian Turnpike and several connecting roads next week.
From Sept. 12 through Sept. 18, additional officers will patrol the area, focusing on pedestrian safety, speeding, reckless driving, red-light running, impaired driving and mobile device use while driving. Along with Midlothian Turnpike, officers will patrol connecting roads, including Courthouse Road, Huguenot Road, Boulders Parkway, Buford Road, N. Pinetta Drive, Robious Road and others.
In the last 12 months, police have investigated three pedestrian deaths and three fatal motor vehicle crashes along the Midlothian Turnpike corridor. Speed, alcohol, lack of seatbelt use and distracted driving continue to be factors in these crashes. As always, police encourage all motorists to buckle up and drive safely and all pedestrians to be visible to drivers, wear reflective clothing, carry a flashlight and cross the roadway in well-lit areas.