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Mathews recognized for zero traffic fatalities in 2018

Mathews County was one of 20 Virginia cities and counties that were recognized by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles for having zero traffic fatalities in 2018. The localities were honored at a May 22 ceremony during the 2019 Virginia Highway Safety Summit in Roanoke, according to a release from the DMV.

“Making this list is no easy feat, and I salute these 20 cities and counties for saving lives by dedicating countless hours to enforcement and outreach efforts,” said DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb, the Governor’s Highway Safety Representative.

“We can all do our part to make Virginia’s roadways safer and help our community reduce or eliminate traffic fatalities,” he added. “Always wear your seat belt, focus your full attention on the task of driving, follow the rules of the road—including posted speed limits—and never drive after drinking alcohol. If everyone followed these four simple rules, we would save so many liv...

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