About DSV

DRIVE SMART Virginia is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded on the principle that traffic fatalities and injuries are preventable. Through education and outreach programs, DRIVE SMART Virginia promotes traffic safety in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Founded in 1995, the organization is led by a diverse Board of Directors including safety advocates, associations, corporate Virginia, and law enforcement.

Mission

DRIVE SMART Virginia is dedicated to raising traffic safety awareness among all road users in order to save lives and reduce injuries on the roadways of Virginia.

Our mission is advanced by fostering community partnerships, offering interactive simulator programs, giving workplace and school presentations, attending outreach events, advocating for traffic safety initiatives, and conducting an annual Distracted Driving Summit. DRIVE SMART Virginia also creates, designs, and distributes educational campaigns and materials. Learn about theĀ DRIVE SMART Virginia Team.

History

DRIVE SMART Virginia was founded in 1995 by six of Virginia’s insurance companies: Allstate, GEICO, Nationwide, State Farm, USAA, and Virginia Farm Bureau.

Accountability

Last year, DRIVE SMART Virginia reached thousands of Virginians with our traffic safety message. Take a moment to learn more about our efforts by reading our Annual Report.

DRIVE SMART Virginia is a Better Business Bureau charity seal holder.

Additionally, as an approved GiveRichmond charity, DRIVE SMART Virginia discloses financial information for the last three years as well as program and governance information.