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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DMV opens all facilities for a number of services

commercial license renewal

The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) resumes road skills testing at all locations.

The lifting of restrictions in Virginia allows DMV to open all locations to road skills testing starting Jul. 19 for those 18 and older.

Schedule an appointment for the skill test at dmvNOW.com/skillstest.

Along with less restrictions DMV is able to offer more than 150,000 appointments for more services.

It is best to make an appointment for all DMV services at dmvNOW.com/appt.

DMV now has over 150,000 appointment openings for services dmvNOW.com/appt to set an appointment.

DMV has moved to all appointments for all services as it allows for quicker service at their locations.

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