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Virginia Sheriffs' Institute
Supporting Virginia’s Sheriffs & Deputies

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is spreading the word that May is National Youth Traffic Safety Month. This is an important opportunity to educate young drivers—and their parents and guardians—about the dangers of risky driving behaviors and the importance of buckling up, slowing down, and not driving impaired. In 2021 alone, there were a total of 16,533 crashes involving teen drivers, 369 teen drivers seriously injured, and 42 teen drivers killed in Virginia.  Teen driver (ages 15-19) fatalities increased 55.6% (42 vs 27) in 2021 compared to 2020.

Please join the Virginia DMV in their mission to reduce these crashes, injuries and fatalities on Virginia roadways by sharing the youth traffic safety resources below through social channels, via email, and in local communities.

Please find the young driver resources below:  

Driven to Protect-Youth Traffic Safety Month Social Press Kit

Traffic Safety Marketing (TSM)

Youth of Virginia Speak Out (YOVASO)

45-hour parent teen guide

Drive Smart Virginia

Drive Safe Hampton Roads

Virginia Driver Education and Traffic Safety (VADETS)

Partners for Safe Teen Driving

Chesterfield SAFE’s Drunk and Impaired Driving Prevention -Teen and Young Driver Safety