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Saving Lives

We work to reduce the number of traffic fatalities and injuries.

Fighting Distracted Driving

We educate Virginia drivers about the coming ban on holding a personal communications device while driving.

Educating Teens

Our outreach programs help new drivers develop safe driving habits.

Encouraging Safety Belt Use

Nearly 20% of Virginia drivers don’t buckle-up. We educate drivers about the importance of safety belt use.

Promoting Workplace Safety

We help businesses foster a culture of safety.

Creating Safety Campaigns

We develop and produce traffic safety campaigns that we distribute across the Commonwealth.

Deterring Impaired Driving

Who's Your Driver?

DRIVE SMART Virginia is a non-profit organization charged with raising awareness and changing behavior in order to improve the safety of the roadways of the Commonwealth. We have endeavored to improve the lives of all Virginians through our public information and education initiatives. Founded in 1995, the organization is led by a diverse board representing safety advocates, the insurance industry and law enforcement.

New LOVEwork Drives Home the Importance of Buckling Up

The LOVEwork sculpture, by Richmond artist Giovanni “John” Meola, is part of DRIVE SMART Virginia’s “Love Clicks” campaign, which reminds vehicle occupants to buckle their seat belts for their loved ones.

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DRIVE SMART Virginia Distracted Driving Summit

The 8th annual Distracted Driving Summit will be held September 16-17 at Virginia Beach. Registration is now open!

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Virginia's Prohibition on Driving While Holding a Phone

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As of July 1st, it is illegal to hold a handheld personal communications device while driving in Virginia. The new law will be effective beginning January 1st, 2021.

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Virginia Partners for Safe Driving

Help us make Virginia’s roadways safer! Join with other businesses, organizations, and state agencies in the Virginia Partners for Safe Driving!

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Order FREE Traffic Safety Campaign Items From Our Online Store

Our traffic safety campaign brochures, posters, and other items are free for Virginia residents. Even shipping is free!

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