Sept. 22, 2021
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA – Chesterfield County Police recently completed a traffic enforcement operation on Midlothian Turnpike and several connecting roads.
From Sept. 12 through Sept. 18, additional officers patrolled 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 patrolled connecting roads, including Courthouse Road, Huguenot Road, Boulders Parkway, Buford Road, N. Pinetta Drive, Robious Road and others.
During the operation, police stopped a total of 354 vehicles. Police issued 389 summonses for a variety of traffic-related offenses, including speeding, reckless driving, cell phone use while driving and failure to wear a seat belt. Officers also handed out 67 pedestrian safety cards during 71 pedestrian safety talks with community members.
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.