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Get enough rest before you get on the road

Get enough rest before you get on the road
While electronic devices pose a growing distraction among drivers, a more traditional distraction—drowsiness—still poses a real danger on the road.



National observance urges teens to drive safely

National observance urges teens to drive safely
Too many teens are dying on roadways, and in response the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will observe National Teen Driver Safety Week Oct. 21-27.



Summer driving is some of the deadliest

Summer driving is some of the deadliest
Use caution on the roadways this summer—especially during the Fourth of July.



Motorists and pedestrians urged to see and be seen

Motorists and pedestrians urged to see and be seen
It’s important to always share the road—especially with pedestrians and bicyclists who have less protection from vehicles.



Distracted driving awareness was focus of 6th annual summit

Distracted driving awareness was focus of 6th annual summit
Drive Smart Virginia wants drivers to get behind the wheel distraction-free.



Be aware: Fall is peak season for deer collisions

Be aware: Fall is peak season for deer collisions
Cool fall weather brings a sharp rise in insurance claims related to collisions with animals, mainly deer, in parts of the U.S. Last year in Virginia, the odds that your vehicle could strike a deer were 1 in 94.



Motorists, be alert: Spring means farm equipment on roads

Motorists, be alert: Spring means farm equipment on roads
Spring planting and the harvest of wheat and other small grains in May and June means more Virginia farmers will need to be moving tractors and other heavy equipment on public roads.



Spring means farm equipment on roads

Spring means farm equipment on roads
Spring planting and the harvest of wheat and other small grains in May and June mean more Virginia farmers will need to be moving tractors and other heavy equipment on public roads.



‘Just Drive’ to minimize distractions behind the wheel

‘Just Drive’ to minimize distractions behind the wheel

It’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and Farm Bureau and other organizations are asking motorists to do just one thing while they’re driving—drive.




Drowsy driving among distracted driving dangers

Drowsy driving among distracted driving dangers
Experts say distracted driving is reaching epidemic levels. In Virginia last year, 208 of the 842 fatalities on Virginia roads were due to distracted driving.



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