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New slow-moving vehicle video aims to save lives

New slow-moving vehicle video aims to save lives
A new video funded by a Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles highway safety grant was created to help reduce traffic deaths involving slow-moving vehicles.



Farmers urged to know their limits during safety week

Farmers urged to know their limits during safety week
The American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual Agricultural Safety Awareness Program will be observed March 3-9.



Be on fire for safety resolutions in 2019

Be on fire for safety resolutions in 2019
The beginning of the new year is a perfect time to test home smoke alarms, which can help save lives in the event of a household fire.  



Protect yourself—and your car—during winter driving

Protect yourself—and your car—during winter driving
When the weather turns cold and roads are wet, they become slick or icy, so use extra caution when driving this winter.



Combating distracted driving with technology

Combating distracted driving with technology
Crash avoidance technology could be the most promising avenue for reducing crash risks related to distractions of any type, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.



Cellphone use up 57 percent among Va. drivers

Cellphone use up 57 percent among Va. drivers
Phones can be more than a major distraction on the roadways when people die from using them.



Don't let a chimney fire cancel out savings on heat

Don't let a chimney fire cancel out savings on heat

Wood-burning is a popular way to save money and effectively heat your home when the cost of fuel continues to increase. But with more people burning wood, the risks of home fires are expected to increase as well.




Buying rural property? Consider these safety issues

Buying rural property? Consider these safety issues
If you’re considering buying rural land for your dream home or weekend getaways, make sure you take a second look at the land and research the property as much as possible.



Use these tips to stay safe during winter driving

Use these tips to stay safe during winter driving

When the weather is cold and roads are wet, they can become slick or icy. Use extra caution when driving this winter.




Deaths from distracted driving on the rise

Deaths from distracted driving on the rise
Distracted driving is a fast-growing epidemic in Virginia and across the nation.



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