Monthly Archives: November 2023

757 Sober Ride for Blackout Wednesday 2023

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 757 Sober Ride for Blackout Wednesday Within the Hampton Roads Southside and Peninsula Coverage Area From 2017 to 2021, young drivers ages 21-24 represented the largest percentage (44%) of alcohol-impaired drivers involved in fatal crashes on Thanksgiving Eve.**. Hampton Roads, VA (November 16, 2023) – Because the Thanksgiving holiday is one of…
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The Traffic Safety Community Has Lost an Advocate, Leader, Partner, and Friend

DRIVE SMART Virginia Executive Director Janet Brooking passed away November 13, 2023, after a courageous fight with cancer. Janet led the traffic safety nonprofit for nearly 20 years. During her tenure, DRIVE SMART Virginia pioneered distracted driving awareness, helping establish an annual Distracted Driving Awareness Month in Virginia. Janet tirelessly advocated for Virginia’s primary handheld…
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2023 Holiday – President’s Message

Dear friends of Drive Safe Hampton Roads, Thank you for your service, dedication, and continued support to ensure traffic safety for all who travel through Hampton Roads. We have had a hard year of losses. Please remember Janet Brooking, founder/Executive Director of Drive Smart Virginia, who recently passed, in your prayers. She was well respected…
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