Archives: safety

Henrico Police, DEA team up for prescription drug take back event April 30th

Got drugs? Dispose of them safely and anonymously on April 30th.

Police issue useful safety tips for the upcoming holiday season

These reminders are especially useful during the holidays, but apply year-round.

Fireworks & safety: Know the law

If you want to brighten your Independence Day celebration with these fiery explosives be very careful about where and what kind of fireworks you’re getting into.

Helping kids prep for hurricanes

Five easy ways to help your kids prepare for impending severe weather .

Local rehab center teaches Virginia’s blind to walk safely

Have you noticed blind students walking around town? Here’s what’s going on, and how you can help.

Meet Max Hepp-Buchanan, RVA’s newest bicycle advocate

For several years, Max Hepp-Buchanan has helped transform Seattle’s bicycle community and infrastructure. Now he hopes to do the same in RVA.

‘Siri, how will the texting law work?’

Virginia drivers should get used to hitting “send” on their phones before they get behind the wheel of their vehicle. Beginning July 1st, a new state law will crack down on texting while driving. Gov. Bob McDonnell approved the law Monday but recommended that the General Assembly reduce the proposed fines for violators.

House amends soccer goal law

The House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee will consider a proposal to approve– but delay implementation of– a bill seeking to prevent injury or death from falling soccer goals.

‘Dooring’ bill dies in House committee

After passing the Senate last month, a bill that aimed to protect cyclists failed to pass the House Transportation Committee.

Bicyclists push for share-the-road laws

Virginia legislators have introduced bills that would make biking safer for both cyclists and drivers across the Commonwealth.