Tag: Insurance Institute of Highway Safety

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DMV: Highways in Virginia see 17 percent increase in traffic fatalities in 2021

While fewer vehicles were on highways during the COVID-19 pandemic, drivers engaged in riskier driving habits, which they have not given up two years later.

Rebecca Barnabi

Rebecca J. Barnabi is the national editor of Augusta Free Press. A graduate of the University of Mary Washington, she began her journalism career at The Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star. In 2013, she was awarded first place for feature writing in the Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia Awards Program, and was honored by the Virginia School Boards Association’s 2019 Media Honor Roll Program for her coverage of Waynesboro Schools. Her background in newspapers includes writing about features, local government, education and the arts.