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July 2017 Archives

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Tips to keep a new driver safe

You have spent the last 16 years keeping your son from falling down, getting lost, and making wrong choices. Now, looming on the horizon, is the threat of his Virginia driver's license. You will have to watch as he gets behind the wheel and drives away without you for the first time. It will not be easy and you are not looking forward to it, but you know sooner or later, the day will arrive.

Companies looking to improve protective hat designs

Virginia construction companies are increasingly relying on safety hat designs that are used in mountain climbing and other extreme sports. This is because these types of safety hats are specifically designed to protect wearers from falls and may provide better head protection for employees.

Tesla Model S performs worse than expected in crash tests

Virginia residents may have heard Tesla CEO Elon Musk's comments about the safety features of his company's flagship Model S sedan. Musk said that it is the safest car in history, but that was not the conclusion of crash testers from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The nonprofit organization recently put six full-sized sedans through a series of scientifically designed accident tests, and the Tesla Model S was one of three that failed to earn a place on its list of the safest vehicles available in America.

Night Driving

A great reminder from the National Safety Council. 

Driving dangers during the Fourth of July

According to Travelers Companies, Inc., out of the holidays that occur during the summer, drivers in Virginia and the rest of the nation are at the most risk for motor vehicle accidents during the Fourth of July holiday. Information gathered by the company regarding 2012 to 2016 auto claims indicate that drivers make 7 percent more motor vehicle accident claims during the Fourth of July and the preceding three days than they do for the Labor Day and Memorial Day weekends. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that for the past 10 years, the Fourth of July has been on average the most lethal day for drivers.