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As parents, what are some tips we can give our teens about driving on rural roads? Always wear a safety belt ! Seat belt use is lower in rural areas. Often there is a perception of less risk when driving in the country. Obey posted speed limits, and...
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Special Problems Youths without drivers, licenses may be operating farm equipment on rural roadways. Pickups are a common form of transportation on rural roadways and riding in the back of a pickup is always dangerous. #Janfacts #Roads #DMV #NewYear
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What do we know about driving on rural road? More than half- 52 percent- of traffic fatalities in the United States between 1999 and 2003 occurred on rural, non-interstate roads, even though vehicle travel on these roads only accounted for 28 percent of...
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Driving Rural Roads A country drive might be scenic and relaxing, but it can also be dangerous. Most of Virginia is still classified as rural. Through your family may live in an urban area where traffic congestion and overcrowded roads are a reality,...
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No other hazard or behavior comes close to claiming as many teen lives as driving. Approximately 60 teens die each year in car crashes in Virginia.

Involved, informed parents have long been considered the most influential factor in promoting safe teen driving. The mission of Partners for Safe Teen Driving is to help communities develop a parent education program, so that parents can guide their children through the first perilous years of driving.

Many school divisions and communities in Virginia have partnered to develop Safe Teen Driving programs. Approximately 43 communities now require parents of teen drivers to attend a meeting. At this meeting, parents receive information about Virginia's graduated licensing procedures, current driving techniques, procedures for helping teach their children to drive, curfew restrictions, and more.

A kit with step-by-step information about how communities can start their own programs has been sent to every school division in Virginia. CLICK HERE for more information.

For more information about Partners for Safe Teen Driving, call (800) 609-2680.

Move Over Law

Traffic-related incidents continue to be a leading cause of death among on-duty law enforcement officers. Help to protect law enforcement officers and other first responders who are stopped on roadways by obeying Virginia’s Move Over Law.

If you are approaching a stationary emergency vehicle displaying flashing; blinking; or alternating blue, red, or amber lights stopped on the road, slow down and move over. If you cannot safely change lanes, reduce your speed and proceed with caution.

To learn more about Virginia’s Move Over Law, visit Slow Down Move Over VA Code.

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As parents, what are some tips we can give our teens about driving on rural roads? Always wear a safety belt ! Seat belt use is lower in rural areas. Often there is a perception of less risk when driving in the country. Obey posted speed limits, and...
about 13 hours ago
Special Problems Youths without drivers, licenses may be operating farm equipment on rural roadways. Pickups are a common form of transportation on rural roadways and riding in the back of a pickup is always dangerous. #Janfacts #Roads #DMV #NewYear
about a day ago
What do we know about driving on rural road? More than half- 52 percent- of traffic fatalities in the United States between 1999 and 2003 occurred on rural, non-interstate roads, even though vehicle travel on these roads only accounted for 28 percent of...
about 2 days ago
Driving Rural Roads A country drive might be scenic and relaxing, but it can also be dangerous. Most of Virginia is still classified as rural. Through your family may live in an urban area where traffic congestion and overcrowded roads are a reality,...
about 3 days ago

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