Virginia DMV begins new safety campaign

Published: Jan. 12, 2022 at 12:51 PM EST
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BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (WVVA) - The Virginia DMV is asking for drivers in the commonwealth to share their stories .

The DMV is starting a new highway safety campaign to persuade unsafe drivers to change their behaviors.

The campaign centers around four brief videos on important highway safety topics: drunk driving prevention, seat belt safety, speeding prevention, and distracted driving awareness.

Virginians who have been affected by a crash involving one of these factors and are willing to share their story are asked to fill out this form:

“Stories of heartbreak and loss are never easy to share, but many are willing to tell theirs to try to prevent future tragedies from occurring,” said DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb, the Governor’s Highway Safety Representative. “We hope that by seeing and hearing how unsafe drivers so drastically affect other people’s lives, other drivers will be compelled to do the right thing - buckling up and following a safe speed, and never driving impaired or distracted. Simple, purposeful actions save lives.”

All submissions will be carefully considered for possible participation.

Videos will be shared on social media and, the Commonwealth’s highway safety website, as well as promoted through a news media campaign and other tactics.

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