Year: 2019

Texting while driving is perhaps the most dangerous form of distracted driving, and this year Virginia lawmakers have expanded hands-free driving prohibitions to combat this problem. Because new laws have been implemented in recent years, it is not uncommon for residents of and visitors to Virginia to be unaware of…

People in Virginia who drive in the Hampton Roads area, you are likely familiar with the ongoing construction on Interstate 64 and Interstate 264. Construction to improve these highways began in November 2016, but the Virginia Department of Transportation estimates that construction on I-64 and I-264 won’t be completed until…

Wherever there is road construction, drivers are at increased risk of being involved in an accident. Accidents commonly occur near construction zones for a multitude of reasons, including improper signage, confusing lane changes, or leftover construction debris. Interstate 264 in the Tidewater area has been under construction since November 2016….

Car accidents frequently happen on highways across the state of Virginia. Statistics don’t lie, though, and some highways are simply more dangerous than others. Highway 58 in the Tidewater region is a particularly dangerous stretch of road, according to news reports and crash statistics. Below, we’ll examine some recent collisions…

Car crashes happen every day, often resulting in severe and lasting injuries for the people involved. In particularly tragic cases, victims might not survive their injuries, leaving the surviving family members to pick up the pieces. Some highways, such as Interstate 64 in Virginia, may be more dangerous than others….

More than two people were killed every day in red light running collisions, according to a recent AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety study. The number of fatalities in these crashes hit a 10-year high in 2017. The 939 deaths caused by red light running 2017 marked a 31% increase from…

Some highways in Virginia have become more dangerous due to equipment designed to make them safer. Metal road reflectors are coming loose and striking drivers’ windshields. These raised pavement markers, or RPMs, are expected to remain embedded for 10 years. The reflectors are intended to help keep drivers in their…

As automakers implement advanced safety features into new vehicles, the question remains whether consumers will embrace them. When J.D. Power released its 2019 U.S. Tech Experience Index Study, the report noted that a significant number of drivers are disabling certain key driver safety systems on new vehicles. Driver safety systems…