Why Car Crash Deaths are So Common in the U.S.

A new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control reveals that our country has a higher rate of car accident deaths than most other high-income nations. The CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report reveals that we could save 20,500 lives and more than $280 million in medical costs annually if we could reduce the […] July 12, 2022 READ MORE

Holiday Travel Safety Tips

More than 1.4 million Virginians will travel for the holidays this year. According to data from the DMV, speed-related accidents in Hampton Roads are on the rise. There have been more than 2,000 local accidents in 2021 alone, surpassing last year’s 1,774 collisions. The increased number of travelers on the road may further exacerbate those […] November 24, 2021 READ MORE

New Tech Could Prevent Drunk Driving

Congress has issued a mandate to automakers: find a technological solution to keep drunk drivers off the road. It’s one of the many new mandates included in President Joe Biden’s infrastructure package. The new legislation will require automakers to include monitoring systems to stop intoxicated drivers by the year 2026. Advocates from Mothers Against Drunk […] November 17, 2021 READ MORE

The Danger of Daylight Savings

It’s that time of year again: time to “fall back” and turn our clocks back an hour. For most people, it’s no big deal – a minor inconvenience to get used to in a few days’ time. While Daylight Savings Time might seem innocuous, research shows it’s actually linked with a number of hazards. The […] November 10, 2021 READ MORE

VA Beach Crosswalks Added After Pedestrian Deaths

The city of Virginia Beach is adding two new crosswalks to a busy stretch of road where deadly pedestrian accidents occurred earlier this year. The public works department is working to install the first crosswalk at the intersection of Northampton Boulevard and Burton Station. Another will be installed at the corner of Northampton and Baker, […] October 08, 2021 READ MORE

Traffic Deaths On the Rise Nationally

The National Safety Council reports that traffic deaths are up 16 percent in the first six months of 2021. As more people begin hitting the road to travel or return to the office after months of working from home, the deadly trend negates 16 years of progress in preventing traffic deaths around the country. In […] September 15, 2021 READ MORE

Road Safety Tips for College Students

There’s nothing like the start of the fall semester to excite college students about the future. With new classes, new roommates, and new opportunities to look forward to, there’s nothing quite as thrilling as hitting the road to campus. If your college student is driving themselves back to school, it’s a good idea to review […] August 31, 2021 READ MORE

New Law Makes Roads Safer for VA Pedestrians

A new Virginia law took effect in July, making it easier for pedestrians to cross the street safely. As of July 1, motorists must come to a complete stop to allow pedestrians in crosswalks to pass. Previous versions of the law required motorists to yield, not stop. Advocates say the change will add much-needed clarity […] August 24, 2021 READ MORE

Safe Driving Tips for Teens

For teens, few things are exciting as getting behind the wheel for the first time. Driving has long represented independence, freedom, and infinite possibilities. Many teens feel invincible, eager to cram their friends into the backseat and blast their music on a road trip. Unfortunately, though, the carefree fantasy of getting your driver’s license is […] August 11, 2021 READ MORE

Fatal Portsmouth Car Accident

Authorities are seeking answers following a deadly collision in Portsmouth this weekend. 13NewsNow reports that the incident occurred around 2 A.M. the morning of August 7, 2021. The driver of a 2009 BMW was heading westbound on I-264 when he attempted to take the exit for Portsmouth Blvd. and lost control of the vehicle. The […] August 09, 2021 READ MORE