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Study finding: Adults not always using safety belts in the back seat

Study finding: Adults not always using safety belts in the back seat
Adults have gotten the message that it’s safer for kids to ride in the back seat properly restrained, but when it comes to their own safety, there’s a misperception that buckling up is optional.



Study finds increased traffic deaths are downside to improving economy

Study finds increased traffic deaths are downside to improving economy
A new report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that an increase in traffic deaths is a predictable downside to an improving economy.



April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month—are you watching the road?

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month—are you watching the road?
It’s a scary statistic—eight out of 10 traffic crashes and 65 percent of near-crashes in Virginia are related to a distracted driving incident.



Wearing a seat belt is one of the safest things drivers can do—and it’s the law

Wearing a seat belt is one of the safest things drivers can do—and it’s the law
Wearing a seat belt is one of the safest and smartest things you can do while driving. 



Independence Day ranks highest for average daily crash deaths

Independence Day ranks highest for average daily crash deaths
On average, more people in the U.S. die in motor vehicle crashes on Independence Day than any other day of the year, according to an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety analysis of the five most recent years of available fatal crash data. 



Summer driving is some of the deadliest, IIHS reports

Summer driving is some of the deadliest, IIHS reports
The summer and early fall are the most dangerous times of year on the nation’s roads, according to an updated Insurance Institute for Highway Safety analysis.



Got a teen driver? Smart Start Program can help save money

Got a teen driver? Smart Start Program can help save money

Help your teenage driver get off to a road-smart start—and save money, too—by enrolling in Virginia Farm Bureau’s Smart Start Program.




Careful driving around large trucks means everyone arrives safely

Careful driving around large trucks means everyone arrives safely
U.S. truck drivers travel more than 430 billion miles each year. Large trucks’ size and handling characteristics require careful driving, not only by operators but also by motorists around them.



April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
It’s a scary statistic—eight out of 10 traffic crashes in Virginia are related to a distracted driving incident.



Got a teen driver? Smart Start Program available online

Got a teen driver? Smart Start Program available online
Help your teenage driver get off to a road-smart start—and save money, too—by enrolling in Virginia Farm Bureau’s Smart Start Program.



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