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Drowsy driving among distracted driving dangers

Drowsy driving among distracted driving dangers
Experts say distracted driving is reaching epidemic levels. In Virginia last year, 208 of the 842 fatalities on Virginia roads were due to distracted driving.



‘Just Drive’ to minimize distractions behind the wheel

‘Just Drive’ to minimize distractions behind the wheel

It’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and Farm Bureau and other organizations are asking motorists to do just one thing while they’re driving—drive.




Drivers urged to watch for farm equipment on highways

Drivers urged to watch for farm equipment on highways
Fall is one of the busiest times for farmers to move harvesting equipment on public roads. This is a fact Virginia Farm Bureau Federation members, like Will Roberts of Pittsylvania County, would like to drive home to those unfamiliar with farm machinery.



Virginia drivers entering peak season for deer collisions

Virginia drivers entering peak season for deer collisions
Fall ushers in a sharp rise in insurance claims related to vehicle collisions with animals, especially deer.



Motorists, be alert: Spring means farm equipment on roads

Motorists, be alert: Spring means farm equipment on roads
Spring planting and the harvest of wheat and other small grains in May and June means more Virginia farmers will need to be moving tractors and other heavy equipment on public roads.



Spring means farm equipment on roads

Spring means farm equipment on roads
Spring planting and the harvest of wheat and other small grains in May and June mean more Virginia farmers will need to be moving tractors and other heavy equipment on public roads.



Independence Day ranks highest for average daily crash deaths

Independence Day ranks highest for average daily crash deaths
On average, more people in the U.S. die in motor vehicle crashes on Independence Day than any other day of the year, according to an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety analysis of the five most recent years of available fatal crash data. 



Summer driving is some of the deadliest, IIHS reports

Summer driving is some of the deadliest, IIHS reports
The summer and early fall are the most dangerous times of year on the nation’s roads, according to an updated Insurance Institute for Highway Safety analysis.



Study finds increased traffic deaths are downside to improving economy

Study finds increased traffic deaths are downside to improving economy
A new report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that an increase in traffic deaths is a predictable downside to an improving economy.



Study finding: Adults not always using safety belts in the back seat

Study finding: Adults not always using safety belts in the back seat
Adults have gotten the message that it’s safer for kids to ride in the back seat properly restrained, but when it comes to their own safety, there’s a misperception that buckling up is optional.



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