Expect heavy enforcement on area road and waterways this holiday weekend

From NBC12 News

RICHMOND, VA (NBC12) - Right now, drivers on one of central Virginia's longest and busiest roads are getting some extra attention.

At least eight law enforcement agencies are conducting a Route 60 blitz as part of the national "Click it or Ticket" campaign.

Route 60 runs through several cities and counties including Richmond, Henrico, and Chesterfield.

The effort is all about saving lives.

"We will be looking for traffic violations such as speeding and turn signals and we will also be looking to see if you have your seat belt on," said Richmond Police Capt. Michael Shamus. "Not only buckle up for the adults but if you have children make sure they are in a proper restraint or you buckle them up."

Last year, 14 people statewide lost their lives in traffic crashes over Memorial Day weekend.

Law enforcement agencies are hoping these ramped efforts will make that number zero this year.

Meanwhile in Chesterfield, the county's "Start Safe - Stay Safe" campaign is underway.

Friday night our cameras were at one crackdown during rush hour.

Police staked out the intersection of Courthouse Road and Midlothian Turnpike to catch red light runners.

Authorities are also patrolling waterways in the county to enforce boating safety.

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