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Category: Safety Tips

  • 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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  • 5 SUMMER SAFETY TIPS FOR FAMILIES

    Jun 27
    ​School is out and summer is officially here! That means it’s time for beach outings, swimming pools, bike rides, playground visits, vacations, outdoor adventures, and more! The summer months are typically more laid back, which isn’t necessarily a good thing when it comes to safety. Injuries among children increase dramatically in the months of May...
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  • TOP 10 BICYCLE SAFETY TIPS

    May 11
    Many people, adults and children, use bicycles for transportation and exercise. Oftentimes, those riding a bike are sharing the road with other vehicles, and it is important to keep in mind (and remind your children!) ways to stay safe out on the road. May is National Bicycle Safety Awareness Month, so it’s a perfect time...
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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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  • SAFETY PRECAUTIONS THAT HELP PREVENT TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES

    Mar 18
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 2.5 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) every year. The brain is the most vital of our organs and is responsible for controlling our thought, vision, breathing, motor skills, memory, and every process that regulates our bodies. Causes of TBI include falls, being...
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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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