Monthly Archives: July 2021

Riding a Motorcycle Is Inherently Riskier Than Driving a Car

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Arlington, Virginia USA, reprinted with permission. Riding a motorcycle is inherently riskier than driving a car. Motorcycles are less stable than passenger vehicles during maneuvers such as emergency braking and swerving and are less visible on the road. When motorcyclists crash, they lack the protection of an enclosed vehicle, so…
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2021 Virginia Highway Safety Virtual Summit

The Department of Motor Vehicles will host its annual Highway Safety Summit virtually through a series of webinars July 13-14 & 20-21, 2021. The theme is "2021: Moving Forward Together." The virtual summit will feature sessions on current highway safety issues to continue our efforts to decrease the number of crashes, injuries, and fatalities on…
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HRTPO Board Approves CMAQ and RSTP Projects and Allocations

The HRTPO is directly responsible for project selection and awarding of funds under two federal funding programs, namely, the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) and the Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP). CMAQ project types include planned improvements to address congestion, public transportation, bicycle and pedestrian, and freight. RSTP may be used to…
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