Automobiles en Cycling Safety Legislation <p>As more commuters turn to bicycles as an alternative method of transportation, lawmakers say everyone must rethink how we take to the roads.</p><p>That approach is now reflected in a new law that takes effect on July 1st.&nbsp; The law will require motorists to allow three feet of clearance when passing bicyclists.</p><p><br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:28:52 +0000 Tommie McNeil 23471 at Cycling Safety Legislation W&L Students Involved in Fatal Early Morning Crash <p>State Police continue their investigation of a crash that claimed the life of one Washington and Lee University student and injured seven others.&nbsp;</p><p>Three remain in the hospital, and the university held a vigil Tuesday evening.</p><p></p><p>The tragedy occurred on a rural road outside Lexington.</p><p>“Around 1:30 this morning, on Turkey Hill Road, which is in Rockbridge County, a 2006 Tahoe was traveling southbound when the vehicle ran off the left side of the roadway, hit a tree stump and overturned," said Sgt. Robert Carpentieri.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 21:30:17 +0000 Sandy Hausman 14140 at W&L Students Involved in Fatal Early Morning Crash V-DOT Construction Means Traffic Headaches for Virginia Motorists <p>When the Virginia General Assembly approved new transportation funding this year, it also allocated 2-and-a-half billion dollars more than VDOT&#39;s previous six-year transportation improvement plan. That is allowing the agency to focus aggressively on some badly needed construction projects statewide to relieve congestion, make repairs, and build new lanes. But it will also mean some headaches for motorists traveling on some of the busiest stretches of Virginia.</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 20:50:44 +0000 Tommie McNeil 11399 at V-DOT Construction Means Traffic Headaches for Virginia Motorists Distracted Driving <p>Virginia has recently joined other states that want to reduce distracted driving accidents by passing a ban on texting while behind the wheel. But some drivers still don't get it and perform the act daily.</p><p>Just how safety advocates can help change that was the focus of the first annual Distracted Driving Summit in Richmond.</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 20:17:48 +0000 Tommie McNeil 10755 at Distracted Driving Refurbished Flooded Cars Keep Local Business Busy <p>With heavy rainfall like we have had this year we have seen flooding throughout the area that has inundated cars. Many of these end up as salvage and are auctioned off to automobile recycling centers where not all are dismantled and sold as parts but resold to go back on the road. Flooded cars could be a good value for a wise car buyer.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>George Aznavorian runs East Coast Auto Source in Bedford County and he looks for “Flood Cars".</p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 11:44:41 +0000 Tab O'Neal 7369 at Refurbished Flooded Cars Keep Local Business Busy