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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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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