Monthly Archives: November 2021

DMV Recognizes Jurisdictions With No Traffic Fatalities

DMV Recognizes Jurisdictions With No Traffic Fatalities in 2019 and 2020: Virginia Communities Prove Zero Deaths Is Possible The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has recognized several jurisdictions across Virginia that achieved zero traffic deaths in 2019 and/or 2020. Virginia is an active participant in the national “Toward Zero Deaths” initiative, which brings together engineering,…
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2021 Holiday Season Impaired Driving Enforcement Mobilization

Sobering Stats According to NHTSA, 837 people lost their lives in traffic crashes involving a drunk driver in December 2019.  During the 2019 Christmas (6 p.m. Tuesday, December 24 to 5:59 a.m. Thursday, December 26) and New Year’s Day (6 p.m. Friday, December 28, 2018, to 5:59 a.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2019) holiday periods, there…
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Cellphone Use and Crash Risk

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Arlington, Virginia USA, reprinted with permission. There are no reliable estimates of the number of crashes caused by distracted drivers. Most of what we know about cellphones and crash risk comes from naturalistic studies. Such studies have consistently linked texting or otherwise manipulating a phone to increased risk. There is…
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