Va joins campaign to reduce highway fatalities

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia State Police is joining other state and federal agencies in a campaign to reduce highway fatalities.

Officials say Virginia State Police Superintendent Col. Steven Flaherty joined state police and highway patrol leaders from 40 other states to announce the Drive to Save Lives campaign this week.

The campaign aims to reduce highway fatalities by 15 percent in 2014. More than 33,000 deaths occur each year on our nation's roadways.

State officials say traffic deaths are on the decline in Virginia. To date, there have been 112 reported traffic deaths statewide this year, compared with 137 traffic deaths in the same timeframe last year.

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