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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My Car Flooded! What Should I Do?

in insider, driving, flooding, Virginia, severe weather, hail, coverage, claim, car insurance, rain, trees, roadside assistance, comprehensive coverage, weather Jul 9, 2019

On July 8, flash flooding ravaged Northern Virginia, D.C. and Maryland. This historic deluge unloaded up to 4 inches of rain in some areas in 1 hour causing historic flooding to major roads during the morning rush hour. Unfortunately, some folks dangerously drove their cars through quickly flooding roadways. Never do this: turn around, don't drown!

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4 Important New Laws for Virginia Drivers

in driving, Virginia, distracted driving, speeding, carseat, child car seat, laws Jun 26, 2019

You'll be able to take Fido to your favorite Virginia winery and hunt a raccoon after 2 P.M. on Sunday. But watch your drone spying!  It will be illegal to use it to "coerce, intimidate or harass" another person. These are just a few of the hundreds of new laws going into effect on July 1st in the Commonwealth. But there are 4 super important ones Virginia drivers need to know. 

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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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