October is the most dangerous month on VA’s roads

According to a report from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (VDMV) October is statistically the most dangerous month to drive in Virginia.

Over the last 10 years, 8,034 people were killed on Virginia’s roads with 10% of those coming in October.

In 2021, 86 people were killed and 5,200 injured in nearly 12,000 crashes.

In nearly half of deaths, those killed were not properly restrained with a seatbelt, car seat, or booster seat.

19 law enforcement agencies from around the Commonwealth as well as the Virginia State Police will participate in Operation Crash Reduction this holiday weekend.

The awareness campaign by the NHTSA encourages drivers to buckle up, slow down, and practice safe driving behaviors.

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News Maker Greg Rogers on Oct. at SVEC

Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) is celebrating National Cooperative month.

As we do the first Fri. of every month we are talking with SVEC.

This month the President and CEO of SVEC Greg Rogers is with us in our latest news maker.

News makers are brought to you by Warren County Together We are Community.

Greg tells us about National Cooperative month.

He also explains the advantages of being a member of a cooperative.

Greg also explains that one of the codes of being in a cooperative is working with each other to correct problems that might occur as in the recovery from Hurricane Ian.

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News Maker Bill Long on the Brakes for Breasts campaign

As we all know October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Every October Bill Long’s Auto Care Clinic holds a campaign to advance Breast Cancer research.

We spoke to the owner of the Auto Care Clinic Bill Long in our latest news maker.

News makers are brought to you by Warren County Together We are Community.

Bill explains how the Brakes for Breasts campaign works.

He also explains how successful the main recipient of the funds Dr. Vincent Tuohy has been in his vaccine against breast cancer and other cancers.

Bill also tells us that the campaign will be at both his Front Royal Auto Care Clinic as well as the Kibler’s Auto Care Clinic in Woodstock.

Click here for Bill’s interview.

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