25th Annual Southside Commercial Vehicle Driver Appreciation Day

On Monday, December 17, 2018, at 8:00 a.m. till 10:00 am, Drive Safe Hampton Roads’ Specialized Transportation Safety Committee will be working with the Virginia Beach Police Department Motor Carrier Safety Unit and other local motor carrier units to conduct the 25th Annual Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Appreciation Day. Additional sponsors include Newport News Police Department, Suffolk Police Department, DMV: The Virginia Highway Safety Office, City of Virginia Beach Public Utilities, Chick-Fil-A @ Salem Crossing & Parkway Plaza, Capital Concrete, Inc., West Service Center, Inc., C.W. Scott Trucking Co., Pepsi Beverages Company, AAA Tidewater Virginia, Deb Rocke, Walmart #5253, 7-Eleven, Inc., Drive Smart Virginia, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Virginia Dept of Transportation (VDOT) and Local Law Enforcement Motor Carrier Units.

This event is held during the busy holiday season to promote highway safety. Drive Safe Hampton Roads and other Hampton Roads’ law enforcement motor carrier teams come together to distribute goodies during an “alternate type” of roadway safety regulation stop. Drive Safe Hampton Roads (DSHR) is a nonprofit regional coalition whose mission is to increase the community's involvement and awareness of traffic safety issues, and reduce the number of crashes, injuries and fatalities on our roadways.

This event is held on Interstate 264 eastbound near South Independence Blvd. at the old Toll Plaza. Commercial Drivers are encouraged to stop in to receive food, fellowship, and safe driving reminders. This event begins at 8:00 a.m., and will conclude when everything is distributed.

Remember to Buckle up for Safety this Holiday Season!

For more information about this event, please contact: * Officer Scott Schubmehl, Virginia Beach Police Department: Office (757) 385-4606 or Email: sschubme@vbgov.com * Drive Safe Hampton Roads: www.drivesafehr.org, dshr@drivesafehr.org, voice mail (757) 385-4606

THERE WILL BE VIDEO/PHOTO OPS LIVE SHOTS CAN BE ACCOMMODATED

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