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Posted on: March 10, 2023

RIDE AND DRIVE AWARE

Watch Motorcycles

As we move closer to springtime, more motorcyclists will be headed out on our highways.
Last year, starting in May, Virginia saw double digit fatalities involving motorcycles for 6 consecutive months.
For cyclists, wearing the proper protective gear reduces...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: March 9, 2023

EARLY SPRING DRIVING SAFETY TIPS

Early Spring Driving Tips

Is it too early to dare talk about springtime? We have had snowfall in March, but it is a good idea to be planning for better weather and checking out your vehicle/s/ coming out of winter.
Check out the graphic to inspect your auto's equipment.
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: March 8, 2023

SHINING STAR FOR COPS MEMEBER

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COPS (Citizens On Patrol) Member, Roger Hilfer was recognized with a "Shining Star" award.
Roger has logged hundreds of volunteer hours with the Office of the Sheriff and is currently involved with our Project Lifesaver Program and the Inmate Hig...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: February 10, 2023

BURNING LAW GOES IN EFFECT

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The statewide burn law will begin on February 15th - April 30th. No open area burning allowed before 4PM during these dates.
See the Virginia Department of Forestry link (below) for more information on the burn law and other restrictions that may apply.

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: February 10, 2023

TEXTING AND WRECKING ARE A TEAM

T REX DO NOT TEXT AND DRIVE

Don't let the team of Text & Wreck cause you to crash. Put down the phone, concentrate on the task of driving.

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: January 18, 2023

WINTER DRIVING TIP - AVOID RISKY DRIVING

Winter Tip SAFE DRIVING

At all times, but especially when the roads are snow or ice covered follow these commonsense tips.
Slow Down - reduce your speed when road conditions are dangerous
Don't Text and Drive - put down the phone when driving
Wear Your Seatbelt - seatbelt ...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: January 18, 2023

WINTER DRIVING TIP - PROPER CLOTHING AND CAR SEATS

Winter Tip CHILD SEATS

In colder weather, parents typically dress their children in winter coats. But it’s important to know that heavy coats can interfere with the proper harness fit on a child in a car seat. When your child will be secured in a car seat, pick thin, ...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: January 18, 2023

WINTER DRIVING TIP - REMOVE SNOW AND ICE FROM VEHICLE

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Snow and ice attached to a moving vehicle is a dangerous hazard to other motorists on the highway.
Icy projectiles becoming dislodged at highway speed can cause accidents and serious injuries.
Plan time before you travel to remove ice and snow from your veh...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: January 18, 2023

WINTER DRIVING TIP - CLEAN YOUR WIPERS

Winter Tip WIPERS

You can quickly go through a lot of windshield wiper fluid in a single snowstorm. Make sure your vehicle’s reservoir is full of high-quality “winter” fluid with de-icer before winter weather hits. Make sure defrosters and all...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: November 2, 2022

SLOW DOWN, OBEY THE SCHOOL BUS STOP SIGNS

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During this 2022-2023 school year, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Office of the Sheriff Franklin County, Virginia are working to remind drivers about the importance of school bus sa...
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Sheriff Spotlight