Virginia

GHSA maintains data on state laws surrounding a number of highway safety issues. Below is information regarding laws in the state of Virginia. For more information, consult the State Highway Safety Office.

Virginia Sees Uptick in Unbelted and Speed-Related Crashes During COVID-19 Pandemic

Total crash numbers are down in the Commonwealth during the few months we've been in a pandemic, but an uptick in unbelted and speed-related crashes and crash fatalities have increased, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Virginia Sees Uptick in Unbelted and Speed-Related Crashes During COVID-19 Pandemic

Story by Nick Boykin
June 21, 2020

Research Analyst

The Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) seeks an experienced Research Analyst to join our research team in Arlington, VA. HLDI and its affiliate organization, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, are independent, nonprofit organizations dedicated to reducing the losses — deaths, injuries and property damage — from motor vehicle crashes. HLDI supports this mission through scientific studies of insurance data representing the human and economic losses resulting from the ownership and operation of different types of vehicles.

Dead man, women walking: Pedestrian fatalities highest since 1990

Pedestrian deaths are projected to have risen across DC, Maryland and Virginia in 2018, according to GHSA's latest report. Kara Macek, Senior Director of Communications and Programs, discusses the behavioral and design changes needed to address this issue.

Dead man, women walking: Pedestrian fatalities highest since 1990

Story by Neal Augenstein
February 28, 2019

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