ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — On Monday morning, as thousands of motorists prepared to head home from their Memorial Day weekend trips, Virginia State Police reminded them about the consequences of unsafe driving.

According to officials, a state trooper stopped a driver in Rockbridge County on Saturday, May 28 for ignoring the speed limit and going 126 mph in a 70 mph zone along I-81. That driver received a summons to appear in the General District Court in Rockbridge County at a later date

“Leave the #needforspeed to the movies & Maverick,” Virginia State Police wrote on Facebook on Memorial Day.

That traffic stop took place right in the middle of Operation Crash Awareness Reduction Effort (C.A.R.E), a state-sponsored, national program meant to reduce crashes, deaths, and injuries due to impaired driving, speeding, and failing to wear a seat belt between 12:01 a.m. on Friday, May 27 and midnight on Monday, May 30.

In addition, the Memorial Day C.A.R.E. initiative fell within the annual ‘Click It or Ticket‘ campaign, which runs from Monday, May 23 through Sunday, June 5 and involves Virginia State Police and local authorities enforcing the lifesaving value of seatbelts.