4 New 2020 Driving Laws in Virginia | NNINS

in safety tips, driving, Virginia, car insurance, local, distracted driving, speeding, laws, driving safety, money, reckless driving, driving record, speeding ticket, texting and driving, pedestrians, right-of-way, speed cameras Jun 29, 2020

Virginia Capitol by Ron Cogswell Each year, Virginia's General Assembly signs new bills into law that go into effect on July 1.  As we move towards legislation that bans handheld use of cell phones, there are also a few other new laws that will immediately affect daily life and driving around the commonwealth.

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Virginia Drivers License: What Your Teen Needs to Know

in insider, safety tips, driving, Virginia, family, distracted driving, crash, Car accident, teen driver, parenting, summer, passengers, provisional license, restrictions, drivingrules May 4, 2020

I trained all three of my kids to drive with the help of Stafford County Public School's driving program. From white-knuckled trips as copilot to watching my kids back out of the driveway by themselves for the first time, there were a few things that I realized teen drivers in Virginia need to know. There are serious challenges on our roads that, when paired with inexperience, can lead to dangerous consequences. Parents must partner with...

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What is Personal Umbrella Insurance? | Liability Coverage | NNINS

in insider, driving, homeowners insurance, auto insurance, Virginia, coverage, claim, car insurance, umbrella insurance, home insurance, Car accident, teen driver, local agent, laws, home, car, insurance claim Mar 26, 2020

Umbrella insurance follows your home and auto insurance policies. In a nutshell, it's extra liability insurance that comes to the rescue if a claim exceeds your regular insurance coverage, with a few exceptions. Here's a story of how it could protect your assets.  My friend, Liane, and her husband were going out to lunch. It was a beautiful spring day, not a cloud in the sky. Out of nowhere, a car came straight across their path attempting to...

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How to Prepare Your Teen Driver For A Car Accident

in insider, safety tips, driving, report a claim, auto insurance, Virginia, claim, car insurance, family, crash, Car accident, teen driver, parenting Mar 12, 2020

Do you remember what it was like to learn to drive a car? For me, it was both exciting and scary at the same time. I remembered this when I began teaching my own kids to drive, so it was important to me to make sure they understood the freedom and the responsibility that comes with driving.  The Behind the Wheel Program through Virginia's public school system is fantastic. Students learn how to yield at a 4-way stop, navigate a traffic...

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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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