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Exchange Safe Zone Created In Culpeper

Photo from Culpeper Times

Photo from Culpeper Times

According to an article dated May 25, 2016, in the Culpeper Times, an exchange “safe zone” has been created in Culpeper. You can read the article at this link:

Culpeper Police Participate in National Click It or Ticket Campaign

Click it or ticket logo (provided by Culpeper Police Dept.)

Click it or ticket logo (provided by Culpeper Police Dept.)

Press Release Provided By Culpeper Police:

From May 23 to June 5, 2016, Virginia’s local law enforcement and Virginia State Police will participate in the national Click It or Ticket campaign in an effort to save lives through increased seat belt use. This enforcement period is in advance of and includes the Memorial Day holiday, one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.

There were 310 unrestrained fatalities in Virginia last year, and 71 were recorded so far this year, between Jan. 1 and March 31, 2016. Nationally, 88.5 percent of passenger vehicle occupants buckled up last year, according the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), but almost 50 percent of fatal crash occupants were not restrained. In some states, the rate was as high as 70 percent unrestrained in fatal crashes. “This fact gravely highlights the need for increased enforcement and awareness of seat belt use,” said Chief Chris Jenkins.

Traffic Stop (photo provided by Culpeper Police Dept)

Traffic Stop (photo provided by Culpeper Police Dept)

“Time after time, we see the deadly results that come from drivers and passengers refusing to wear a seat belt,” Jenkins said. “Wearing a seat belt is one of the most important steps in increasing survivability in a crash. Our job is to stop those who are not buckled up and to keep them from repeating this potentially deadly mistake.”

Virginia’s statewide seat belt use rate was 80.9 percent in 2015, 77.3 percent in 2014, 79.7 percent in 2013 and 78.4 percent in 2012. The 310 unrestrained fatalities in Virginia last year represent 41 percent of the 753 total traffic fatalities.

“The numbers tell us that young males, many of them drinking and driving, are the ones not wearing seat belts and are dying on our roadways,” said Chief Jenkins. “We want to do everything we can to reach these people and save their lives.”

According to NHTSA, there were 9,385 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in 2014 in the United States. Also in 2014, seat belts saved an estimated 12,802 people from dying nationwide. From 2010 to 2014 seat belts saved nearly 63,000 lives. If all passenger vehicle occupants age 5 and older involved in fatal crashes had worn their seat belts, an additional 2,814 lives could have been saved in 2014 alone.

Culpeper Police Officers will be conducting additional patrols during this campaign. Their goal is to enforce the traffic laws with a particular focus on occupant safety. The Culpeper Police Department asks everyone, “To buckle up and put the phone down while driving.”

Vehicular Accident Injures Little Fork Volunteer Fire and Rescue Member

This post is about an accident that occurred in Jeffersonton VA at the intersection of Rixeyville Road and Springs Road on June 19, 2015. The photos above document the accident scene when the Fire and Rescue company was providing their services. The driver of the the black car (not identified by name in the Facebook posts below) sustained injuries to the right leg, consisting of two breaks below the knee and a broken right ankle, along with various cuts, scrapes, bruises. That driver was released from Fairfax hospital on June 23, 2015. That driver was issued a summons for running the stop sign at the intersection where the accident occurred. The red car was driven by the Little Fork Volunteer Fire and Rescue member mentioned in the text below.

The following text is from three posts on the Little Fork Volunteer Fire and Rescue Facebook page, posted by Chief Doug Monaco:

June 20, 2015 – Yesterday morning one of our members who had spent the night staffing the station left to go home. Adam Thomas was traveling north bound on Rixeyville Road when another vehicle struck him head on in his lane. Upon arrival we found that Adam had self extricated himself and hearing the other driver yelling for help tried to assist her. He collapsed in the road way and could not reach her. We found that the other driver was trapped in her vehicle and had significant injuries. Command was established, a helicopter was summoned and we began treatment on both drivers and extrication was performed. We transported Adam to Fauquier and the other driver was airlifted to the Fairfax Hospital trauma center. Adam was later transferred by the same helicopter to Fairfax with a broken back. We would like to thank the other responding stations that assisted with transport and the LZ set up. Ambulance 9-1, Ambulance 9-2, Rescue Engine 9, Rescue 9 responded from Little Fork.

June 20, 2015 – Update on yesterdays incident. Fire Fighter Adam Thomas was taken into surgery at Fairfax Hospital late last night. The operation took a little over 8 hours. He woke up a few minutes ago and can now receive visitors for very short time frames. He also has the ability to receive emails, so feel free to write to him. From what we understand there will be a long rehabilitation time. We should note that even though he had a broken back he tried to assist the other driver who was trapped in the other vehicle. He went as far as he could before collapsing due to severe hip pain. We would like to thank all of our responding members who put their personal feelings aside and provided a high level of professional care during this incident.

June 22, 2015 – We visited Adam Thomas at Fairfax Hospital last night. Great news!! Adam will be released today and will be heading home. Please feel free to connect with him via; email, text, phone or a visit (I would call first). He is doing much better and will begin physical therapy after allowing the injury to heal over the next three months!
We would like to thank everyone who offered assistance and support to both Adam and our providers during this unfortunate incident!!! We greatly appreciate the response from individuals, fire and rescue stations and TLAER organizations…there are too many to list.

Prom PROMise awards held for Culpeper County High School

Press Release from Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office:

Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office has encouraged Eastern View and Culpeper County High School students to behave responsibly before, during, and after prom and to be alcohol- and drug-free on prom night, and students who signed the “my 2015 PROMise” pledge to do so were entered into a raffle at their respective schools to win a free limousine for prom night courtesy of Sheriff Scott Jenkins and CCSO.

At the May 7 CCHS prom assembly, SRO Sergeant Joe Curtis spoke about the “my PROMise” initiative, Sheriff Jenkins introduced a video of the EVHS mock crash, and the guest speaker was Mrs. Kim McKiernan, who started a local MADD chapter that meets in Rappahannock County and includes Culpeper.

CCHS student Dalton McKinley won a night in a stretch Hummer limousine with 15 of his friends.

Sergeant Curtis, Dalton McKinley, and Sheriff Jenkins

Sergeant Curtis, Dalton McKinley, and Sheriff Jenkins (photo provided by Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office)

Remaining “my PROMise” signers were entered into a second drawing after prom to win an iPad, and Sheriff Jenkins presented the iPad to Jairen Washington, also a CCHS student, on Thursday, May 14, 2015.

Jairen Washington and Sheriff Jenkins

Jairen Washington and Sheriff Jenkins (photo provided by Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office)

CCSO reports there were no student-involved alcohol or drug offenses on EVHS prom night, April 25-26, or CCHS prom night, May 9-10.

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