Study finds fewer troopers on Va. roads


By David Macaulay
Newport News Daily Press

Before the 2001 terrorist attacks and the sex offender registry, the Virginia State Police were the men and women who caught speeders on the interstates and were first on the scene of a car wreck.

Troopers still perform this traditional role, but there are fewer of them to do it. And that could have serious consequences for highway congestion and safety, state police say.

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