The Highway Safety Challenge was created by the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Virginia State Police and the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles to combat the increasing number of highway crashes and fatalities on the roads of the commonwealth.

These are the facts:

  • Not using seatbelts leads to more traffic fatalities than any other single driving behavior.
  • Crashes are the leading cause of death for Virginians under 30.
  • Cars, trucks, pedestrians, bicycles and motorcycles must safely coexist on the roadways.

For more information, contact Shannon Marshall at

Virginia Department of Transportation

Virginia State Police

Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles