When you're driving, you might notice that not every driver is doing what they're supposed to. One person might be speeding. Another might be weaving in and out of traffic. In general, people aren't always great at following traffic laws, and that can put them and others at risk of being involved in a crash.
Located in Montgomery County, Blacksburg is a beautiful town to live in. There are lots of friendly people and plenty of things to do. Unfortunately, like many other places, there is still a risk of getting hit by a car or suffering an injury as a result of other people's actions.
Most Blacksburg area drivers understand the importance of driving safely. They obey traffic laws and pay attention to their surroundings. Despite doing everything right an accident can still occur. If a person finds themselves involved in a car accident, there are certain things they should do.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, in the last several months studied recent statistics pertaining to traffic fatalities.
While the stories may sometimes be a little overblown, there is considerable truth behind the common perception that teenage drivers tend to cause car accidents at a higher rate. For example, recent statistics showed that, financially, teenage drivers are costing more than their fair share when it comes to car accidents.
Even in states where it remains illegal, most people would probably agree that marijuana use is becoming more socially mainstreamed.
The Governor of this state recently announced that, according to an online town hall meeting about traffic safety, Virginians are very concerned about distracted driving on Virginia's roads.
A previous post on this blog talked about how the Virginia Legislature passed a law that will ban motorists in this state from holding their phones while their vehicles are in motion. The previous post suggested that, while the law will probably help keep drivers from holding their phones, it may not do much in the way of reducing car accidents related to distracted driving.
Virginia recently passed a new measure designed to curb the ongoing problem of distracted driving. As opposed to the current law, which critics have described as difficult to effectively enforce, the new measure flat out bans people from holding their cellular phones, as well as other types of technology, while their vehicle is in motion. The new measure does give motorists a little leeway to check phones while stopped at a traffic light or to look at a screen, so long as they are not holding the screen in their hand while they drive.
Although some unfortunately do take the risk, many people in Blacksburg, Virginia, would never dream of getting behind the wheel while drunk, or even if they suspected that they might be drunk.