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10/29/2021

According to NHTSA, 76% of pedestrian fatalities occur after dark.

If walking at night, keep yourself visible to drivers and cyclists. Wear something light or reflective.

Download our Pocket Guide for more pedestrian safety tips: https://bit.ly/2Skis8u

10/29/2021

According to NHTSA, 76% of pedestrian fatalities occur after dark.

If walking at night, keep yourself visible to drivers and cyclists. Wear something light or reflective.

Download our Pocket Guide for more pedestrian safety tips: https://bit.ly/2Skis8u

Do you love to bike and are on the hunt for a new bike route to explore? Check out these bike routes from Virginia Depar...
10/22/2021

Do you love to bike and are on the hunt for a new bike route to explore?

Check out these bike routes from Virginia Department of Transportation: https://bit.ly/3cKPZnu

What is your favorite bike route in VA?

Do you love to bike and are on the hunt for a new bike route to explore?

Check out these bike routes from Virginia Department of Transportation: https://bit.ly/3cKPZnu

What is your favorite bike route in VA?

Driving comes with a whole lot of responsibility. The rules, advice, and lessons learned could prevent you from being in...
10/21/2021

Driving comes with a whole lot of responsibility. The rules, advice, and lessons learned could prevent you from being in a crash – one where you may not be able to walk away.

This #TeenDriverSafetyWeek, take time to go over safe driving rules with your parents and do some research on your own. Visit NHTSA.gov/teendriving.

Driving comes with a whole lot of responsibility. The rules, advice, and lessons learned could prevent you from being in a crash – one where you may not be able to walk away.

This #TeenDriverSafetyWeek, take time to go over safe driving rules with your parents and do some research on your own. Visit NHTSA.gov/teendriving.

When walking at night, avoid distractions that may make you lose focus. Be aware of your surroundings at all times. Down...
10/19/2021

When walking at night, avoid distractions that may make you lose focus. Be aware of your surroundings at all times.

Download our Pocket Guide for more pedestrian safety tips: https://bit.ly/2Skis8u

When walking at night, avoid distractions that may make you lose focus. Be aware of your surroundings at all times.

Download our Pocket Guide for more pedestrian safety tips: https://bit.ly/2Skis8u

Bikes don't come with turn signals. Remember to use hand signals to tell drivers what you intend to do. Do your part to ...
10/11/2021

Bikes don't come with turn signals. Remember to use hand signals to tell drivers what you intend to do. Do your part to keep #VARoadsSafe.

Bikes don't come with turn signals. Remember to use hand signals to tell drivers what you intend to do. Do your part to keep #VARoadsSafe.

Remember, you are prohibited from holding a handheld personal communications device while driving a motor vehicle in VA....
10/07/2021

Remember, you are prohibited from holding a handheld personal communications device while driving a motor vehicle in VA. 📵

Put your phone down or risk a $125 fine for first offense and a $250 fine for a second or subsequent offense.

Remember, you are prohibited from holding a handheld personal communications device while driving a motor vehicle in VA. 📵

Put your phone down or risk a $125 fine for first offense and a $250 fine for a second or subsequent offense.

Be visible when riding in rainy conditions. Wear reflective or bright colored clothes. Red is NOT a good color since it ...
10/05/2021

Be visible when riding in rainy conditions. Wear reflective or bright colored clothes. Red is NOT a good color since it looks black in the fading light.

Check out more safe riding tips on our website: https://bit.ly/2KODdVC

Be visible when riding in rainy conditions. Wear reflective or bright colored clothes. Red is NOT a good color since it looks black in the fading light.

Check out more safe riding tips on our website: https://bit.ly/2KODdVC

Be a good neighbor today (and every day!) by obeying the speed limits in your neighborhood. #GoodNeighborDay
09/28/2021

Be a good neighbor today (and every day!) by obeying the speed limits in your neighborhood.

#GoodNeighborDay

Be a good neighbor today (and every day!) by obeying the speed limits in your neighborhood.

#GoodNeighborDay

Pedestrians: Give motorists room to yield.Though pedestrians have the right of way in a crosswalk, it is unsafe to step ...
09/27/2021

Pedestrians: Give motorists room to yield.

Though pedestrians have the right of way in a crosswalk, it is unsafe to step off a curb into the path of a vehicle. Allow drivers time to yield.

Download our Pocket Guide for more pedestrian safety tips: https://bit.ly/2Skis8u

Pedestrians: Give motorists room to yield.

Though pedestrians have the right of way in a crosswalk, it is unsafe to step off a curb into the path of a vehicle. Allow drivers time to yield.

Download our Pocket Guide for more pedestrian safety tips: https://bit.ly/2Skis8u

Looking for a new podcast to try?The Road We Travel, presented by our partner DRIVE SMART Virginia, is an interview-form...
09/24/2021

Looking for a new podcast to try?

The Road We Travel, presented by our partner DRIVE SMART Virginia, is an interview-format podcast focused on driver behavior, traffic laws, and emerging transportation technology.

Just make sure to press play before you put your car in drive!

🎙️: https://bit.ly/3gqE1QU

Looking for a new podcast to try?

The Road We Travel, presented by our partner DRIVE SMART Virginia, is an interview-format podcast focused on driver behavior, traffic laws, and emerging transportation technology.

Just make sure to press play before you put your car in drive!

🎙️: https://bit.ly/3gqE1QU

Did you know? Crosswalks might not be marked or painted on the highway. Wherever sidewalks meet the street and where str...
09/23/2021

Did you know?

Crosswalks might not be marked or painted on the highway.

Wherever sidewalks meet the street and where streets intersect, a crosswalk exists, whether painted on the road or not.

(Code of Virginia § 46.2-924)

#KnowledgeToLiveBy

Did you know?

Crosswalks might not be marked or painted on the highway.

Wherever sidewalks meet the street and where streets intersect, a crosswalk exists, whether painted on the road or not.

(Code of Virginia § 46.2-924)

#KnowledgeToLiveBy

It's Car Free Day! Leave your car in park today and walk, bike or use public transit instead!Share a photo of your Car F...
09/22/2021

It's Car Free Day!

Leave your car in park today and walk, bike or use public transit instead!

Share a photo of your Car Free Day below!

It's Car Free Day!

Leave your car in park today and walk, bike or use public transit instead!

Share a photo of your Car Free Day below!

Does your child know the proper bike signals? 👈 To signal a left turn, look behind and then hold out the left arm. 👉 To ...
09/21/2021

Does your child know the proper bike signals?

👈 To signal a left turn, look behind and then hold out the left arm.

👉 To signal a right turn, look behind and then either hold out the right arm or hold the left arm up, with elbow bent up.

🛑 To signal a stop hold either arm down at an angle, but use both hands for braking when necessary.

Download our Pocket Guide for more bike safety tips to review with your child: https://bit.ly/2Skis8u

Does your child know the proper bike signals?

👈 To signal a left turn, look behind and then hold out the left arm.

👉 To signal a right turn, look behind and then either hold out the right arm or hold the left arm up, with elbow bent up.

🛑 To signal a stop hold either arm down at an angle, but use both hands for braking when necessary.

Download our Pocket Guide for more bike safety tips to review with your child: https://bit.ly/2Skis8u

09/20/2021

Virginia is ranked as the #9 bicycle friendly state according to the League of American Bicyclists.

Do you know what #1 is?

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Did you know? Nearly half of all car seats are installed incorrectly. Find and schedule a car seat check (virtual or in-...
09/19/2021

Did you know? Nearly half of all car seats are installed incorrectly.

Find and schedule a car seat check (virtual or in-person depending on your location) now to make sure your child is in The Right Seat for their age and size.
https://bit.ly/31lmzUk

Did you know? Nearly half of all car seats are installed incorrectly.

Find and schedule a car seat check (virtual or in-person depending on your location) now to make sure your child is in The Right Seat for their age and size.
https://bit.ly/31lmzUk

Biking with your family this weekend? 🚲Carry children securely in special seats or trailers and make sure they wear a he...
09/18/2021

Biking with your family this weekend? 🚲

Carry children securely in special seats or trailers and make sure they wear a helmet.

Share a pic of your family biking below ⤵️

Biking with your family this weekend? 🚲

Carry children securely in special seats or trailers and make sure they wear a helmet.

Share a pic of your family biking below ⤵️

09/17/2021

Crosswalks are still cool even if they aren't on Abbey Road.

Remember to press the button and wait for the walk signal before crossing the street today!

Kids are back in school and school buses are out on the roads! When the 🛑 is out, always stop and watch for students. St...
09/17/2021

Kids are back in school and school buses are out on the roads!

When the 🛑 is out, always stop and watch for students.

Stopping isn't required if the bus is on the other side of the median, but you should still be on the lookout for kids crossing.

More: https://bit.ly/3nzoCSz

Kids are back in school and school buses are out on the roads!

When the 🛑 is out, always stop and watch for students.

Stopping isn't required if the bus is on the other side of the median, but you should still be on the lookout for kids crossing.

More: https://bit.ly/3nzoCSz

In 2019, 129 people died in public rail grade crossing collisions. Don’t be the next statistic. Exercise caution at rail...
09/15/2021

In 2019, 129 people died in public rail grade crossing collisions.

Don’t be the next statistic. Exercise caution at rail crossings.

#StopTrainsCant

In 2019, 129 people died in public rail grade crossing collisions.

Don’t be the next statistic. Exercise caution at rail crossings.

#StopTrainsCant

Remind your child never to carry passengers on their bikes and ALWAYS wear a helmet!#KidsAndBikes #SafetyTipTuesday
09/14/2021

Remind your child never to carry passengers on their bikes and ALWAYS wear a helmet!

#KidsAndBikes #SafetyTipTuesday

Remind your child never to carry passengers on their bikes and ALWAYS wear a helmet!

#KidsAndBikes #SafetyTipTuesday

ICYMI: A new VA law went into effect on July 1 that requires drivers to change lanes when passing bicyclists if three fe...
09/13/2021

ICYMI: A new VA law went into effect on July 1 that requires drivers to change lanes when passing bicyclists if three feet of distance isn't possible and allows two cyclists to ride side by side in a lane.

Review this and more VA safety laws on our website: https://bit.ly/2KODdVC

#KnowledgeToLiveBy

ICYMI: A new VA law went into effect on July 1 that requires drivers to change lanes when passing bicyclists if three feet of distance isn't possible and allows two cyclists to ride side by side in a lane.

Review this and more VA safety laws on our website: https://bit.ly/2KODdVC

#KnowledgeToLiveBy

Remember, if you are doing your marathon training on the road, always run on the side of the road facing traffic.Drop a ...
09/10/2021

Remember, if you are doing your marathon training on the road, always run on the side of the road facing traffic.

Drop a 🏃below if you are training for the Marine Corps Marathon!

Remember, if you are doing your marathon training on the road, always run on the side of the road facing traffic.

Drop a 🏃below if you are training for the Marine Corps Marathon!

09/08/2021

It's Wednesday! Get over the hump by going out for a bike ride!

Just make sure you are staying safe while doing so.

Brush up on your bike safety tips on our website before you buckle your helmet: https://bit.ly/32dtLDg

Whether you are traveling by car, bike or foot this Labor Day, remember to do your part to Share the Road!
09/06/2021

Whether you are traveling by car, bike or foot this Labor Day, remember to do your part to Share the Road!

Whether you are traveling by car, bike or foot this Labor Day, remember to do your part to Share the Road!

You drink, you drive, you kill the vibe. Old enough to drink? #ActLikeItVA.
09/05/2021

You drink, you drive, you kill the vibe. Old enough to drink? #ActLikeItVA.

You drink, you drive, you kill the vibe. Old enough to drink? #ActLikeItVA.

09/04/2021

If you think a small amount of alcohol won’t affect your ability to ride safely, you’re wrong. Even the smallest amount can affect judgement and reaction times. Never drink and ride. #RideSober or Get Pulled Over.

Motorists aren't the only ones who need to ditch distraction on the road; ALL road users should avoid distraction so tha...
09/03/2021

Motorists aren't the only ones who need to ditch distraction on the road; ALL road users should avoid distraction so that they may safely share the road with one another.

#ShareTheRoad

09/03/2021

Proper gear—a helmet, eye protection, leather jacket & pants, durable gloves & proper footwear—is the most important factor for reducing injury to a motorcyclist in a crash.

You're 60% more likely to survive a crash wearing a DOT-approved helmet. So gear up!

#MotorcycleSafetyVA

Do your kids bike to school? Remind them to keep both hands on their handlebars, except when signaling. Phones and books...
09/02/2021

Do your kids bike to school?

Remind them to keep both hands on their handlebars, except when signaling.
Phones and books should be kept in their backpacks.

Download our Pocket Guide to review more bike safety tips with your child: https://bit.ly/2Skis8u

Do your kids bike to school?

Remind them to keep both hands on their handlebars, except when signaling.
Phones and books should be kept in their backpacks.

Download our Pocket Guide to review more bike safety tips with your child: https://bit.ly/2Skis8u

September is Bicyclist & Pedestrian Awareness Month in Virginia. Make it a point to download our Pocket Guide this month...
09/01/2021

September is Bicyclist & Pedestrian Awareness Month in Virginia.

Make it a point to download our Pocket Guide this month and share tips on sharing the road as a motorist, pedestrian and cyclist with your family and friends.

#ShareTheRoad

September is Bicyclist & Pedestrian Awareness Month in Virginia.

Make it a point to download our Pocket Guide this month and share tips on sharing the road as a motorist, pedestrian and cyclist with your family and friends.

#ShareTheRoad

Not comfortable using the bike lanes on the road? That's okay! Just keep in mind that bicyclists who feel more comfortab...
08/31/2021

Not comfortable using the bike lanes on the road? That's okay!

Just keep in mind that bicyclists who feel more comfortable riding on sidewalks must maintain a lower speed and yield to pedestrians.

Visit our website for more bike safety tips: https://bit.ly/32dtLDg

Not comfortable using the bike lanes on the road? That's okay!

Just keep in mind that bicyclists who feel more comfortable riding on sidewalks must maintain a lower speed and yield to pedestrians.

Visit our website for more bike safety tips: https://bit.ly/32dtLDg

Don't block the crosswalk 🚫Waiting for the signal to change? Take care not to pass the white stop bar and encroach on th...
08/30/2021

Don't block the crosswalk 🚫

Waiting for the signal to change? Take care not to pass the white stop bar and encroach on the crosswalk.

When you do so you are preventing walkers and cyclists from crossing the street safely in front of your car.

Download our pocket guide for more tips on sharing the road as a motorist: https://bit.ly/2Skis8u

Don't block the crosswalk 🚫

Waiting for the signal to change? Take care not to pass the white stop bar and encroach on the crosswalk.

When you do so you are preventing walkers and cyclists from crossing the street safely in front of your car.

Download our pocket guide for more tips on sharing the road as a motorist: https://bit.ly/2Skis8u

Nationwide, more than 7 people die per day in teen driving-related summertime crashes during the 100 Deadliest Days of S...
08/28/2021

Nationwide, more than 7 people die per day in teen driving-related summertime crashes during the 100 Deadliest Days of Summer.

Parents – lead by example by always driving sober, following the speed limit, and driving free from distractions like your phone.

If you’re looking for a useful tool to guide a conversation about impaired driving with your teen, the ACTS Discovery Hub has great content about why impaired driving is so dangerous, the laws in Virginia, and technology that could one day prevent drunk driving: https://bit.ly/2T6xSRj

Nationwide, more than 7 people die per day in teen driving-related summertime crashes during the 100 Deadliest Days of Summer.

Parents – lead by example by always driving sober, following the speed limit, and driving free from distractions like your phone.

If you’re looking for a useful tool to guide a conversation about impaired driving with your teen, the ACTS Discovery Hub has great content about why impaired driving is so dangerous, the laws in Virginia, and technology that could one day prevent drunk driving: https://bit.ly/2T6xSRj

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Share Virginia Roads is a part of the Northern Virginia Regional Commission’s (NVRC) Share Virginia Roads campaign, a grant funded bicycle and pedestrian safety project funded by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles Highway Safety Office using federal highway safety grant funds. NVRC has managed this project since 2006. The 2020 grant, FPS 2020-50132-20132, includes a safety pocket guide, outreach efforts, safety instructor training, social media safety campaign, website, and K-12 curricula development. Visit our website to learn more and to take the pledge to keep Virginia roads safe! https://sharevaroads.org/about-us/

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I understand. "Share the Road" = "Walk into moving traffic without looking" There is a reason why most cities do not tell pedestrians to walk into moving traffic. Being the area that encourages bad decisions is not a reason for pride.