New motorcycle unit added to sheriff’s fleet in Botetourt County

Roanoke Valley News

(Photo: Courtesy Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office)

BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — There is a new vehicle fleet joining the Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office introduced a motorcycle patrol unit that will help enhance traffic enforcement. This unit will help deter aggressive driving, distracted driving, DUI Detection and apprehension, and speeding violations.

“As Sheriff, it is my responsibility to ensure the safest possible traffic environment on our community’s roadways and the implementation of the motor unit will give us that added law enforcement tool for the
deterrence of high-risk driving behaviors,” said Botetourt County Sheriff Matt Ward.

(Photo: Courtesy Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office)

The until will also perform high visibility enforcement in school zones. The sheriff’s office also says that the unit may be used in traffic safety educational programs, dignitary escorts and security, funeral escorts, and select community events.

“Traffic safety data has demonstrated the need for additional traffic enforcement measures,” said Deputy David Moyer, Be Safe Botetourt Traffic Safety Program Manager. “We know this is something different
and new to our community and by diversifying our traffic enforcement measures, this will enable us to provide a safer environment for our motoring public.”

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