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

in insider, safety tips, driving, report a claim, auto insurance, Virginia, winter, coverage, claim, car insurance, fall, distracted driving, crash, Car accident, roadside assistance, speeding, weather, car, insurance claim, driving safety, drivingrules, texting and driving, pedestrians, protection, deer, How to keep your car insurance rates low, Tips to avoid a deer collision Sep 20, 2021

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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The 100 Deadliest Days of Driving for Teens Are Here | NNINS

in safety tips, teen driver, parenting, speeding, provisional license, restrictions, student, Learners permit, driving rules, cellphone May 25, 2021

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for people 15 to 20 years old. But did you know that teen driving fatalities jump 15% from Memorial Day to Labor Day? These scary statistics come from sobering CDC research. And our car insurance team sometimes witnesses the unfortunate details of teen traffic crashes when assisting our members and their families with auto claims. To protect our young drivers, parents need to do a few...

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Virginia Ranks as Highest State for Speeding and Reckless Driving | NNINS

in driving, auto insurance, Virginia, car insurance, distracted driving, teen driver, travel, speeding, laws, insurance claim, driving safety, reckless driving, driving record, speeding ticket, texting and driving, new law, driving rules, stay at home Mar 23, 2021

In March of last year, travel and commuting came to a screeching halt across the United States due to the Covid pandemic. Many insurers, including Northern Neck Insurance, voluntarily returned car insurance premium due to a reduction in miles driven as Virginians quarantined. With significantly fewer cars on the roads, you would think that would translate into fewer speeding violations in Virginia. That's not what happened.

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Virginia's New Hands-Free Cell Phone Driving Law Enforced in 2021 | NNINS

in driving, auto insurance, Virginia, car insurance, distracted driving, Car accident, speeding, driving safety, restrictions, reckless driving, driving record, texting and driving, new law, traffic citation, driving rules, new year, cellphone, cell phone ban, cell phone driving laws Jan 1, 2021

Virginia has a new cell phone law now enforced. While the law actually went into effect in July of 2020, Virginians were provided time to adjust and be educated before law enforcement began on January 1st. If you're in the habit of using your cellphone for navigation, talking, or playing your favorite podcast while driving, we have everything you need to know to stay safe and legal on the road.  

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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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