10 Startling Virginia 2017 Traffic Accident Facts

10 Startling Virginia 2017 Traffic Accident Facts

From South Hill to Arlington, Reedville to Abingdon, Richmond to Charlottesville and everywhere in between: How safe are Virginia roadways? We turned to the DMV’s 2017 Virginia Crash Facts publication to learn more. Overall Statistics 1. In Virginia, 843 people lost their lives in motor vehicle crashes in 2017―a 10.8% increase over 2016. Another 65,000 […]

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Will Legalized Marijuana in Other States Impact Virginia Driver Safety?

Will Legalized Marijuana in Other States Impact Virginia Driver Safety?

Despite the fact that possession or use of marijuana for any reason remains illegal under United States federal law, individual states have passed laws legalizing some aspects of marijuana usage. In this evolving landscape, 30 states and the District of Columbia currently have laws allowing some possession of marijuana―including all the states north of Virginia. […]

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How Does Marijuana Affect Your Ability to Drive Safely?

How Does Marijuana Affect Your Ability to Drive Safely?

It is illegal to use or possess marijuana for any reason in the Commonwealth of Virginia, but newly appointed Gov. Ralph Northam pledged during his campaign to loosen restrictions. One of the major concerns with more forgiving marijuana laws is the increase in drivers getting behind the wheel while high―known as “driving while drugged.” How […]

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