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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, Mindy Schulz: "A Mother's Plea"

Mindy Schulz’s five month old son, Tristan, was killed by a distracted driver. Since then, Mindy has worked tirelessly to raise awareness about the devastation distracted driving can cause.

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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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Support the Effort to Ban Handheld Phone Use While Driving

Contact your Virginia legislators. Tell them you support an enforceable ban on handheld phone use while driving!

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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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