On September 22, 2012 Virginia State Police enacted Operation Air, Land, and Speed. The traffic safety program targeted motorists traveling in Virginia on Interstate’s 81, 95, 64, 66, and 85. During an intense 10 hour focused deployment troopers with the Virginia State Police applied strict enforcement of traffic safety laws on those 5 roadways. It was the first such effort of its kind.
During those 10 hours troopers issued 1,460 speeding tickets and 455 Reckless Driving citations. An additional 3 arrests were made for DUI and 11 other people were arrested on unrelated felony and/or day charges.