Crashes Down, Citations Up

HPD Issues Report On Traffic Incidents In 2013

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Posted: May 29, 2014

Wayne Westfall, an officer with the Harrisonburg Police Department, runs radar along Maryland Avenue on Wednesday afternoon. HPD reported there were fewer overall accidents in 2013 compared to 2012, but the number of citations issued rose by 45 percent. (Photos by Jason Lenhart / DN-R)
Harrisonburg police respond to the scene of an accident without injuries outside Muhlenberg Lutheran Church in Harrisonburg on Wednesday. HPD reports that for the fourth consecutive year, there were no motor-vehicle fatalities, though that doesn’t factor in pedestrians who have been struck and killed.

HARRISONBURG — The Harrisonburg Police Department wants residents to see, and not feel, the blues.

Statistics released by the agency show a slight decline in vehicle crashes from 2012 to 2013…

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