Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176


April 30, 2015

Graduation events take place across area

LYNCHBURG – Students across the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will finish at area colleges, trades schools and high schools in the coming weeks and, in a final act of support, they need your help to ensure that graduation is a happy and safe event.

Thousands of students, their family members and others will travel our local roads to and from these special events. Some of those traveling may be unfamiliar with local roadways; some may be fairly new drivers and some may be simply distracted by this distinctive day.

To keep them and yourself safe:

  • Take the time to find out when and where graduation events in your area will be held, and plan your travel to avoid heavily-congested areas around schools and other graduation venues,
  • Use your seatbelt. Proper use of seat belts saves lives and it is the law.
  • Follow the advice of the Virginia State Police – “Stop the Texts-Stop the Wrecks.” Don’t text and drive. Texting while driving greatly increases the probability of being in an accident and, again, it is the law.

Graduation means a new and promising start for many.  Join VDOT and other emergency services agencies in helping these students stay on the road to the future.  Drive safely. 



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