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Distracted Driving Awareness Month

  Curtis Parker shares a personal story about the dangers of texting and driving. Parker says his neighbor’s son was driving to meet a friend, and sent a text message to say he was on his way. Parker says in that instant where the teen sent the text, he crashed into a mailbox and damaged … Continue reading

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Don’t be Stupid

  DRIVE SMART Virginia sponsored a video contest at James River High School in 2012. Three videos were selected based on quality and message.

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Rewind

  DRIVE SMART Virginia sponsored a video contest at James River High School in 2012. Three videos were selected based on quality and message.

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Join DRIVE SMART Virginia as a Partner

Partner. What does that word mean in the context of a traffic safey non-profit and a campaign to end distracted driving?  Throughout the year we reach out to businesses, government agencies, schools and law enforcement agencies in an effort to educate Virginia residents about the dangers of distracted driving. Our “ask” is for anyone and … Continue reading

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“Twenty-three”

  DRIVE SMART Virginia sponsored a video contest at James River High School in 2012. Three videos were selected based on quality and message. The title of this message, “23” refers to a distracted driving statistic provided by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. When you text and drive, you increase your chances for crash, 23 … Continue reading

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DRIVE SMART Virginia

    Your donations help DRIVE SMART Virginia educate teens, their parents and Virginia residents about the dangers of distracted driving. Thank you for your support. Click here to donate to DRIVE SMART Virginia. 

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Holiday Traffic Safety Tips

Are you planning to join the 43 million Americans who will travel this year for the holidays? If so we’d like to remind you to do your part and drive distraction free. We also have some traffic safety tips to share with you. Plan your trip in advance Before you leave your driveway, make sure you … Continue reading

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Traffic safety tips for Halloween

Thousands of families are getting ready for Halloween. They’ll leave their homes, walking along the streets and sidewalks in their neighborhoods, stopping to see neighbors, hoping for a treat. But many parents don’t realize some of the dangers associated with this normally fun, family activity. According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, Halloween ranks … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy

With much of Virginia facing an uncertain future this weekend ahead of Hurricane Sandy, I hope you’ll consider some important traffic safety tips that will help keep you and others safe. First, when you’re behind the wheel, put down your phone and any other distractions. With the potential for wind and rain, there may be … Continue reading

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