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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month—are you watching the road?

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month—are you watching the road?
It’s a scary statistic—eight out of 10 traffic crashes and 65 percent of near-crashes in Virginia are related to a distracted driving incident.



Got a teen driver? Smart Start Program available online

Got a teen driver? Smart Start Program available online
Help your teenage driver get off to a road-smart start—and save money, too—by enrolling in Virginia Farm Bureau’s Smart Start Program.



Drivers entering peak season for deer collisions

Virginia drivers’ odds of a collision with a deer are 1 in 97, compared to the national odds of 1 in 169.



Got a teen driver? Smart Start Program can help save money

Got a teen driver? Smart Start Program can help save money

Help your teenage driver get off to a road-smart start—and save money, too—by enrolling in Virginia Farm Bureau’s Smart Start Program.




Careful driving around large trucks means everyone arrives safely

Careful driving around large trucks means everyone arrives safely
U.S. truck drivers travel more than 430 billion miles each year. Large trucks’ size and handling characteristics require careful driving, not only by operators but also by motorists around them.



April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
It’s a scary statistic—eight out of 10 traffic crashes in Virginia are related to a distracted driving incident.



SMV emblems can be life-saving on rural roads

Farm equipment is sometimes wider than rural roads, and it’s built for power, not speed. With planting season in full swing across Virginia, motorists should watch for triangular orange emblems on the back of farm equipment.



Rural motorists in Virginia found to lag in seat belt usage

Motor vehicle drivers and passengers in rural Virginia are less likely to wear seat belts than those in other parts of the state, according to a statewide survey. They also are at greater risk of dying in traffic accidents, according to an analysis of state data by The Roanoke Times.



Sharing rural roads: Distance and speed are important factors

One of the most important symbols on U.S. rural roads turns 53 years old this year. The red-and-orange triangular slow-moving vehicle emblem adorns the rear of thousands of pieces of farm equipment in Virginia; yet every year there are collisions between automobiles and tractors.



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