News & Events
Child Safety Seat Installation- Weekly Checks in Beckley - Every Tuesday - 9 am until 12 noon, by appointment only @ Beckley Fire Dept
Child Safety Seat Check every Tuesday at the Beckley Fire Department on Third Avenue in Beckley from 9 AM until Noon. Bring your safety seat in and have a certified Child Safety Seat Technician assist you and give instructions on the proper installation and usage of your seat. By appointment only; Call 304-256-1780.
WV Cell Phone Law- Effective July 1, 2012
Click here to review Senate Bill 211, the new Cell Phone law in WV that will go into effect July 1, 2012. In short, the law can be defined as follows:
Texting and Driving- Primary Offense: Texting while driving is illegal beginning July 1, 2012. If law enforcement observes a driver texting while driving, that is reason for the officer to initiate a traffic stop.
Using a Cell Phone (Hand Held Device) while Driving- Secondary Offense: Using a cell phone while driving is illegal beginning July 1, 2012. If law enforcement observes a driver talking on a cell phone while driving, that alone IS NOT reason for the officer to initiate a traffic stop. The officer must observe another violation (ex. expired registration, moving violation, etc.) at which time he may initiate a traffic stop and then proceed to cite the driver for the Cell Phone Usage while Driving violation. However, this law (Using a Cell Phone while Driving) WILL BECOME A PRIMARY OFFENSE ON JULY 1, 2013.
SRHSP (Region 7) Leads West Virginia in DUI Enforcement
The SRHSP and the outstanding departments and officers making up Region 7, led the state in DUI Arrests, Driving Revoked/Suspended Arrests, and overall Occupant Protection Enforcement in 2012 highway safety enforcement. Click here for story.
SRHSP Recognizes Top Officers & Departments for 2012
The SRHSP recognized top officers, departments, and highway safety advocates for their efforts in making our roadways safer during 2012. Awards were presented at the annual SRHSP Awards Banquet in Beckley on January 10, 2013. Click here for story. See our gallery for photos.
Highway 2 Enforcement Conference - May 15-17, 2013
The Governor's Highway Safety Program will host the Highway 2 Enforcement Conference for law enforcement May 15-17, 2013 at Glade Springs in Daniels, WV. For more information, you may call 304-342-6972 or click here to register.
Click It or Ticket Enforcement - May 17-June 1, 2013
Law Enforcement in our region will join together for the CIOT Campaign and engage in increased enforcement May 17- June 1, 2013. Officers will be out to ensure that the motoring public is buckled up while on our roadways.
Sting 19 DUI Enforcement - July 1-7, 2013
Departments in the region will engage in increased DUI Enforcement Patrols along Route 19 to crack down on impaired driving.
Distracted Driving Enforcement - July 1-15, 2013
Officers in our region and across West Virginia will increase patrols in a concentrated effort to crack down on distracted driving. This enforcement campaign will coincide with the new provision to the Cell Phone Law (Handheld Device) that makes both talking and texting on a cell phone a primary offense in West Virginia beginning July 1, 2013. A primary offense means that law enforcement needs no other reason to initiate a traffic stop other than the use of a cell phone violation. Enforcement will run in conjunction with the Drive Safe-Park the Phone media blitz in our region.
Target Red Enforcement - August 2-17, 2013
Law Enforcement across WV will join together to enforce the Target Red Campaign August 2-17, 2013 to crack down on red light violations. Red light running is one of the leading causes of crashes across the country.