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How safe is your car? Understanding your car’s safety ratings

By John Singleton on March 10, 2024

Ready for some good news? Cars are a lot safer today than they used to be, and they continue to get safer every year. Car makers have made tremendous strides thanks to research and new technologies.

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Keep your family safe this July 4th!

By Ken Gibson on May 21, 2023

We Virginians are patriotic, and we love to celebrate Independence Day. It’s a great time to get together with friends and family and enjoy outdoor activities, like picnics, swimming, parades, and fireworks.

Celebrating Independence Day is fun, but it’s also one of the most dangerous holidays of the year. The combination of drinking, driving, water sports, and fireworks leads to hundreds of fatalities and thousands of emergency room visits annually.

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Congress mandates new technology to prevent drunk driving: what you need to know

By Ken Gibson on September 1, 2022

Drunk driving accidents claimed the lives of 236 Virginians and more than 10,000 people nationwide in a recent year. Now the federal government has taken serious steps to address this issue. Legislation passed by Congress requires automakers to develop technology that prevents automobiles from operating if the driver is intoxicated.

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What to do when you see a blinking yellow turn arrow in Virginia

By John Singleton on July 20, 2022

When you’re getting ready to turn left at an intersection with a traffic light, you may have noticed a blinking yellow arrow with a sign next to it that says, “Left Turn Yield on Flashing Yellow Arrow.” The flashing yellow arrow is becoming more common at Virginia intersections. If you see one, it means you can turn left as soon as oncoming traffic is clear and no one is in the crosswalk.

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Safe Summer Driving

By John Singleton on June 10, 2022

Summer is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy beautiful Virginia. Picnics, barbecues, and holidays are opportunities to take a break from work and spend time with friends and family. But summer is also the most dangerous time of the year to be on the road.

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Exciting news: “Smart headlights” mean safer driving

By Ken Gibson on April 7, 2022

Cars are constantly getting safer. Automatic braking systems, rear-view cameras, tire pressure monitoring systems, and blind spot detection are just a few of the recent innovations that help protect you and your family when you’re on the road.

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GibsonSingleton kicks off annual Texts=Wrecks Scholarship!

By Beth Gibson on February 7, 2022

We at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys are launching our Texts=Wrecks Scholarship for 2022. The past few years have certainly been challenging for students, but we are confident that they will once again impress us with their ambition, ingenuity, and compassion!

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Safe driving tips for Virginia’s rural roads

By Ken Gibson on April 7, 2020

When you imagine a car accident, you might think of two or more cars, one being drunk or distracted, on a busy highway or at a crowded intersection. While this is a common scenario, car accidents happen just as often on a rural road as in a heavily trafficked urban center. Furthermore, the remote nature of rural roads can make it difficult for emergency services to respond quickly, sometimes resulting in greater loss of life.

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Keeping your teen driver safe this spring – and beyond

By John Singleton on March 19, 2020

Teaching your teenager to drive is stress-inducing for parents, to put it mildly. Even after a teen has his driver’s license and is demonstrating safe driving practices, we can still feel anxious about letting him on the road. This is especially true in the spring when traffic in Virginia typically rises drastically.

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Drowsy driving is more dangerous than you think

By John Singleton on November 5, 2018

Why GibsonSingleton hopes you’ll observe Drowsy Driving Prevention Week

Sixty percent of Americans have driven while sleepy in the past year, while 37 percent admitted having fallen asleep behind the wheel, according to the National Sleep Foundation’s Sleep in America poll.

We hear a lot about the dangers of drunk driving, drugged driving, speeding, and distracted driving, but not much about fatigued driving. The truth is that drowsy driving can be every bit as dangerous.

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Prevention, empathy, and diligence are hallmarks of everything we do at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys. Our community can see these ideals lived out in our work to prevent personal injuries from happening.

  • Safety Education
    GibsonSingleton launches a “Texts=Wrecks” campaign to reduce the number of people injured or killed by distracted drivers.
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    During the fall, our team works to distribute coats to people in need in our community.
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    John and Ken join the Gloucester Point Rotary Club in cleaning up the community.
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    The Gibson family participates in Gloucester’s Botetourt Elementary Shuffle fundraiser.