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Saving Lives

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

Fighting Distracted Driving

We take our traffic safety message across Virginia encouraging drivers to focus on the road.

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.

Guest Blogger Kristin Pettway: "Making it click in your community"

Raising traffic safety awareness in your community requires innovative approaches. Our Senior Programs Manager shares some tips.

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Choose a Designated Sober Driver BEFORE the Party Begins!

Have a plan. Designate a sober driver, plan on taking a cab or ride-sharing service. There's no reason to drive when you've been drinking!

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Distracted Driving Awareness Month will not be observed in April.

Distracted Driving Awareness Month, usually observed in April, will be postponed this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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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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