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Category: Safe Driving

  • Teen Driver Risk Factors

    Oct 24
    Becoming a licensed driver is a significant event in any teen’s life. Unfortunately, it can be terrifying for parents and caregivers. Driving is an enormous responsibility, and it is a task that requires quick decision-making. The reality is that teens are more likely to be in car accidents because of their lack of driving experience....
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  • Safety Tips for Drivers & Pedestrians

    Oct 6
    More than 125 pedestrians were fatally injured due to motor vehicle accidents in 2021 in the state of Virginia. The total figure of pedestrian fatalities and injuries continues to increase yearly, despite the strict laws and regulations we have in place. Pedestrians and motorists must engage in safe practices while sharing the road to decrease...
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  • Top 5 Factors Avoiding Car Accidents

    Sep 23
    Playing it safe on the road can sometimes be easier said than done. After all, you don’t have control over other drivers. If you or other drivers are involved in risky behaviors on the road or are inexperienced, your odds of getting into a car accident are that much higher.  But there are things you can do to...
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  • Texting and Driving Distracted Risks

    Jul 31
    Everyone knows it is tough to get a teen to look up from his or her cellphone. But when teens – or anyone – get behind the wheel, it is more than an annoyance; it’s a significant danger. Drivers are required to pay attention and avoid distractions when operating a motor vehicle because distractions while...
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  • RAISE YOUR AWARENESS ABOUT DISTRACTED DRIVING

    Apr 12
    Distracted driving is one of the fastest growing safety issues on the road today. Every day, thousands of people are injured in distracted driving accidents. It only takes a few seconds of taking your eyes off the road for an unfortunate accident to happen. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 3,142 people were...
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  • SIX TIPS TO STAY SAFE DRIVING IN WINTERY CONDITIONS

    Jan 18
    The winter months can present challenges for drivers in the form of snow, sleet, and ice. Unfortunately, these hazardous conditions cause an increase in car accidents, many involving injuries and some even fatal. According to the US Department of Transportation, over 1,300 people are killed and more than 116,000 people are injured every year in car wrecks...
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  • ROAD TRIP SAFETY TIPS FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON

    Nov 22
    The time between Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day is a busy time of year – both in our personal lives and on the roads. It is also known as one of the most dangerous times to be on the road due to heavy traffic, distracted and drunk drivers, stress, and inclement weather. AAA predicts that...
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  • BACK-TO-SCHOOL SAFETY TIPS FOR DRIVERS, BICYCLE RIDERS, AND PEDESTRIANS

    Aug 3
    The summer has flown by and that means it’s almost back to school time! As kids and teens across Hampton Roads are starting to get ready for in-person learning after more than a year of being mostly virtual, now is a good time for everyone to get a refresher on the hazards that can arise...
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  • THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING ENOUGH AUTO INSURANCE COVERAGE IN VIRGINIA

    Jul 19
    According to the Insurance Information Institute (iii.org), approximately 1 in 10 drivers in Virginia are uninsured, and it may be even higher. This means that you could easily be involved in a car accident with another driver that does not have auto insurance. You may also be involved in an accident with someone that does not have enough auto...
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  • KEEPING TEEN DRIVERS SAFE DURING DISTRACTED DRIVING AWARENESS MONTH

    Apr 2
    It only takes a few seconds to take your eyes off the road, read a text, and get into a car accident. In today’s world, distractions are everywhere, and distracted driving has become a serious problem in Virginia and across the country. Every day, about eight people lose their lives in distracted driving accidents in...
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