Come Home Alive Safe Driving Program

  Parents and teen drivers are invited to the Come Home Alive safe driving program. With the goal of reducing car crashes and saving lives, the program brings together parents, students, school officials, law enforcement representatives and community members. Stressing the influence that parents have on teen drivers, Come Home Alive complements the driver education […]

Parents Can Prepare Their Teens to Be Better Drivers

That once-tiny child who used to cry when you left him at preschool is now an outgoing and independent 16-year-old who is ready to start — gulp — driving on his own. As most parents of young drivers know, teaching a child to drive is as much a rite of passage for the adult as […]

August RichmondMom with a Mission: Julie Garner

Chances are, you know one. Maybe you are one…a Richmond Mom with a mission. Each month, we are introducing you to a new maternal mover and shaker—an inspiring, make-a-difference mom right here in our own community. Every day you see them—likely, multiple times a day: dangerously distracted drivers. Way too many on our roads put common sense in the back […]

Do You Have Concerns About a Loved One? Older Driver Safety Week is Here

Older Driver Safety Awareness Week is December  2-6, 2013 As a young girl visiting relatives in England, I recall sitting in the back seat of my grandfather’s 1972 Vauxhall, wearing my safety harness, careening down English country roads.  My grandfather was driving. In his younger years, he successfully drove around wooded country lanes with hairpin turns […]

Pledge Not to Text While Driving and Win a Bluetooth Stereo Headphone: Enter by September 16

We all know that texting while driving is extremely dangerous – but we see dozens of people doing it every day! Why? Don’t they know it’s dangerous? Did you know that drivers who text are 23 times more likely to be in a car crash? As parents, it’s our job to put the phone down […]