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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month in Virginia, and Drive Smart Virginia wants to use the month to bring attention to distracted driving.


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Child Passenger Safety Week is Sept. 15-21, and Sept. 21 is National Seat Check Saturday, a day when local child safety seat checks will take place across the state.
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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.
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One text or call could really wreck it all—a point that Drive Smart Virginia and Virginia Farm Bureau have been trying to convey to drivers.
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Last week’s snow in southwestern parts of Virginia was an abrupt reminder that drivers should adjust their habits for wet, snowy or icy rural roads.
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September is Child Passenger Safety Month, organized to increase awareness about the importance of properly securing children in appropriate child safety seats, booster seats or seat belts. 
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Virginia Farm Bureau will hold a free child safety seat check from 5 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 17 at the Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St. 
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Virginia Farm Bureau will hold a free child safety seat check from 5 to 9 p.m. on July 20 at the Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St. 
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It’s part of the job: Raising food on a farm sometimes entails moving tractors and other equipment on the road. 
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One text or phone call really could wreck it all. That’s the message the U.S. Department of Transportation has been trying to send drivers.


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If you’ve ever struggled to install a child safety seat, you know it can be a physical challenge. National surveys have shown that as many as 80 percent of all child safety seats are improperly installed, according to Jimmy Maass, Virginia Farm Bureau safety manager.  
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Eighty percent of all crashes and 65 percent of all near-crashes involve driver inattention within 3 seconds of the crash, according to a recent study by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute.
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Virginia Farm Bureau and the Virginia Department of Health will hold a child safety seat check from noon to 3 p.m. on April 23 at The Diamond.
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Virginia’s trailer laws recently were updated to help keep motorists safe.
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