Category Archives: Occupant Protection

2019-2020-Get It Together (GIT) Seat Belt Challenge PRESS RELEASE

Increasing Seat Belt Use Among Teens Thirty-five area high schools will be participating in challenge to increase seat belt use Hampton Roads, Va. (October 15, 2019) – Thirty-five local high schools will compete in the 2019-2020 Get It Together High School Seat Belt Challenge.  The aim of this challenge is to increase seat belt use and improve driving behaviors for…
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Every 15 Minutes

Every 15 Minutes Every 15 Minutes is a two-day program focusing on high school juniors and seniors, which challenges them to think about drinking, driving, personal safety, and the responsibility of making mature decisions.  Along with alcohol-related crashes, it focuses on the impact that their decisions would have on family and friends.   First Colonial High School (2019)  Tallwood…
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SEPTEMBER IS BICYCLIST AND PEDESTRIAN AWARENESS MONTH

Last year, 123 pedestrians died as a result of collisions with motor vehicles - a 7.9% increase compared to 2017. 13 bicyclists, 568 drivers, and 128 passengers died because of traffic crashes during the same period. In 2018, Virginia averaged one traffic crash every 4 minutes! Each day, 2.2 lives were lost and 182 people…
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