What’s the #1 Fall Driving Danger if You Live in Virginia?

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Did you know that the fall is one of the most dangerous seasons of the year on Virginia highways? In October 2019, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles reported 12,568 traffic crashes statewide, which resulted in 86 fatalities and 6,036 injuries, the highest totals for any other month in 2018. September and November bring their own unique challenges for Virginia drivers and car insurance.      With summer in the rearview mirror and kids...

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Driving at Night Safety Tips

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When I was a college student, I was traveling home on a rural road late at night when I noticed I was quickly approaching a very slow-moving car. It seemed to be lost or having mechanical issues. I slowed down, but before I knew what happened, the other car came to a screeching stop and I rear-ended it. I was shaken up but relieved it was only a fender bender. Then the doors opened, two men got out, talked briefly, and then headed towards my...

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Everything You Need to Know About Potholes in Virginia | NNINS

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It's officially pothole season! As Virginia's fluctuating winter temperatures rise and fall, moisture in our roadways expands and contracts. Add in snow and ice, salt, and the continual passing weight of heavy cars and trucks. By late winter and early spring, that cycle of precipitation and stress result in a bloom of car-eating craters!

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SAFE & SOUND: 5 Ways to Drive Safely in Snow and Ice

in snow, ice, safety tips, driving, report a claim, auto insurance, Virginia, severe weather, car insurance, cold weather, crash, Car accident, teen driver, roadside assistance, travel, speeding, car, insurance claim, driving safety, driving record, tires, winter driving safety Dec 13, 2020

We all know the safest thing to do when snow or ice is in the forecast is to just stay put. But the fact is Virginia’s climate is notoriously fickle. This dangerous mix is a constant possibility during winter and sometimes can't be avoided. And except for our neighbors in southwest VA, most Virginians don't get regular practice. That's why it's important to stay aware of the latest weather updates in the southwest and north and central...

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Top Teen Driver Risks Every Virginia Parent Needs to Know | NNINS

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Fall brings unique challenges to teen drivers due to the start of the school year, Friday night lights, and homecoming season. While things may look quite different this year and many activities for your teen are canceled, they can still be vulnerable as they learn to navigate Virginia's roads. NHTSA's Teen Driver Safety Week reminds parents of the importance of conversations with their teens about rules they need to follow to stay safe...

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