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January 2014 Archives

3 teens die after truck accident with emergency responders

Lynchburg, Virginia, drivers likely all understand the rules of the road when it comes to emergency vehicles. In an effort to save lives, emergency responders may exceed speed limits or use lanes in ways standard traffic patterns do not, and others on the roadway should be vigilant and move out of the way when flashing lights and sirens are around. Move over laws don't mean emergency drivers are removed from responsibility - they still have to drive carefully and watch for others.

Virginia motorcyclist hospitalized after crash

Virginia drivers know that being alert to conditions and other motorists is essential to safety while driving. Unfortunately, however, many drivers of cars and trucks aren't alert to motorcyclists. This can yield to issues such as failure to yield. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration conducts annual campaigns to remind drivers that motorcyclists are motor vehicle operators too. Those who drive motorcycles should be afforded the same rights and privileges as those driving in cars or trucks.

3 injured, 1 killed in Virginia car accident

Driving recklessly and at high speeds can lead to tragic consequences. According to police, the events just prior to a serious auto accident on a Virginia road involved a driver fleeing from police who were trying to pull him over. The 27-year-old driver was operating a Suzuki SUV around 10 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 5.

1 man survives fatal boating accident

Residents of Lynchburg, Virginia, have probably enjoyed time at one of the area lakes. No matter what time of year, maintaining awareness and following safety protocols while on the water is important. In cold weather, water can be especially dangerous, as the case of three duck hunters in another state illustrates.

Importance of knowing traffic laws

Everyone who gets behind the wheel of a car has a responsibility of driving safely. Knowing the traffic laws regarding stopping and yielding the right of way is an important part of driving. When a driver forgets a rule or chooses to ignore it, auto accidents can occur and injuries can result.