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Drivers entering peak season for deer collisions

Virginia drivers’ odds of a collision with a deer are 1 in 97, compared to the national odds of 1 in 169.



Sharing rural roads: Distance and speed are important factors

One of the most important symbols on U.S. rural roads turns 53 years old this year. The red-and-orange triangular slow-moving vehicle emblem adorns the rear of thousands of pieces of farm equipment in Virginia; yet every year there are collisions between automobiles and tractors.



SMV emblems can be life-saving on rural roads

Farm equipment is sometimes wider than rural roads, and it’s built for power, not speed. With planting season in full swing across Virginia, motorists should watch for triangular orange emblems on the back of farm equipment.



Farm Bureau will hold child seat check at Science Museum

Virginia Farm Bureau will hold a free child safety seat check from 5 to 9 p.m. on July 20 at the Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St.





Rural motorists in Virginia found to lag in seat belt usage

Motor vehicle drivers and passengers in rural Virginia are less likely to wear seat belts than those in other parts of the state, according to a statewide survey. They also are at greater risk of dying in traffic accidents, according to an analysis of state data by The Roanoke Times.



Tips for teen drivers in case of a breakdown

For many young drivers, car maintenance is kept up by their parents who remind them to get their oil changed and tires rotated. While vehicle breakdowns can happen for a variety of reasons, there are some important tips teen drivers should remember when it happens.



Hand-held phone ban to take effect Jan. 3 for commercial drivers

Farmers and others who drive commercial motor vehicles will be subject to stricter rules governing the use of hand-held mobile phones starting Jan. 3, 2012.



Drive carefully; planting season means more farm equipment on the roads

It’s part of the job: Raising food on a farm sometimes entails moving tractors and other equipment on the road.



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