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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 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

Roughly 15% 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.

Virginia Partners for Safe Driving

Join with other businesses, organizations, and state agencies and be a part of the Virginia Partners for Safe Driving initiative membership is FREE! Our mission is to raise awareness about the importance of safe driving, including distraction-free driving; sharing the road; fleet safety; vulnerable road users; and sober driving through various strategies in order to prevent crashes and injuries on Virginia roadways.

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In Memoriam

Janet Brooking

DRIVE SMART Virginia Executive Director Janet Brooking passed away November 13, 2023. Janet headed our nonprofit for nearly 20 years and was a driving force in traffic safety. Click the link below to read more and leave a tribute or memory.

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Buckle-Up for the people who love you.

Virginia's seat belt use rate has dropped to 75.6%! Remember to buckle-up for your loved ones. If you won't buckle-up, what's holding you back? Share the #BuckleUp message with the people you love.

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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 initiative. Partner with us to promote traffic safety messaging, campaigns, and materials to your native audience and employees.

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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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