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DMV Urges Virginians to Plan Ahead This St. Patrick's Day
Select a Sober Driver Before Drinking

RICHMOND – The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) urges drivers to drink responsibly and plan ahead this St. Patrick’s Day.

There were 17 alcohol-related crashes on March 17-18, 2015, exactly half the amount from 2014. DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb, the Governor’s Highway Safety Representative, is hopeful this year’s numbers will be even lower. Read more

Transportation Safety Awards Recognize Crash Reduction Efforts
Applications Due March 16, 2016

RICHMOND - The outstanding efforts made by individuals and organizations to change the behaviors of Virginia's motorists leading to crash, injury and fatality reduction, may be nominated for the 2016 Virginia Governor's Transportation Safety Awards. The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles’ Highway Safety Office is accepting nominations through March 16, 2016 for 13 different transportation safety categories. Read more


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State Safety Belt Usage Rate (2015):


2014 Rate: 77.3%

Traffic fatalities on VA’s
highways since
Jan. 1, 2016

(as of Mar. 23):

(Compared to 138 at this time last year)


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