Find A Sober Ride in Virginia This Holiday Season

in safety tips, driving, Virginia, car insurance, crash, drunk driving, impaired driving, holidays Dec 9, 2019

The 2018 Thanksgiving weekend in Virginia proved deadly for 12 drivers and passengers, including a City of Winchester police officer. Alcohol was a factor in at least two of the fatal crashes. And take a look at the picture below. It may look like our state decorated with holiday lights; sadly it's a map from the Virginia DMV 2018 Crash Facts Report marking alcohol-related driving fatalities.

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SAFE & SOUND: What’s the #1 Fall Driving Danger if You Live in Virginia?

in insider, safety tips, driving, Virginia, car insurance, fall, distracted driving, crash, accident Sep 23, 2019

October and November have the highest number of car crashes of any other months of the year, according to monthly data in the 2017 Virginia Traffic Crash Facts Report by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. With kids in school and back to business as usual, our roadways become more dangerous not only due to activity, but also from seasonal changes. Let’s countdown the top 5 fall dangers for Virginia drivers.

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Safe & Sound: 3 Smart Rules to Roadside Safety for Women

in insider, safety tips, driving, Virginia, crash, accident, roadside assistance Jul 30, 2019

When I was a college student, I was traveling home on a rural road late at night when noticed I was quickly approaching a very slow-moving car from behind. 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 and two men got out and headed towards my car. The...

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Do You Enforce Virginia Passenger Restrictions With Your Teen Driver?

in insider, safety tips, driving, Virginia, family, distracted driving, crash, accident, teen driver, parenting, summer May 22, 2019

My husband and I trained all three of our kids to drive with the help of Stafford County Public School's driving program. From white-knuckled trips as copilot to watching our kids back out of the driveway by themselves for the first time, I don't think anything was as challenging as enforcing provisional license passenger restrictions. And nothing as dangerous if we didn't.

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SAFE & SOUND: Can I Use My Child's Car Seat After an Accident?

in driving, auto insurance, Virginia, recall, car insurance, crash, accident, parenting, carseat, car seat, child car seat Aug 8, 2018

I remember having an accident on I-95 south with my minivan. I had three child car seats and lots of advice on what to do with them afterwards. The car seats seemed to be fine and it was just a fender bender, but my sister and a few of my play group friends said it’s always best to just replace them. In fact, the car seat manufacturer recommended replacing any car seat that had been in a collision. It’s the better safe than sorry rule. But I...

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