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 infomation 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 http://www.vsp.state.va.us/SlowDownMoveOver_VAcode.shtm.
July 4, 2015
Plymouth, Minn. teen killed in crash on I-94 near Eau Claire - A 16-year-old boy from Plymouth, Minn. was killed in a single-car crash on Interstate 94 near Eau Claire, Wis. the evening of July 3. A 16-year-old girl from Robbinsdale, Minn. and a 15-year-old boy from Plymouth were also in the car, but suffered non-life-threatening injuries. According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, the 2007 Chevy Cobalt was driving eastbound on I-94 when it veered onto the shoulder. The driver attempted to regain control, but overcorrected and rolled the car into the median.
July 4, 2015
July 3, 2015
West Springfield Police identify teenager killed in car crash - West Springfield Police say 18 year-old Nimat Umarov died Wednesday night when he was ejected from his car after it crashed on Route 5 South Wednesday night. It was a single car crash. West Springfield detective Brian Duffy told 22News Umarovís 2007 Honda civic was traveling at a high rate of speed when it hit an inside guardrail, skidded across the road, went through a guardrail on the other side of Route 5.
July 3, 2015