Safety Tips

To help keep our citizens and our community safe, the Town Police Department offers the following safety tips, which may be updated from time to time to provide information that is seasonal or related to events of the day. For more information, contact the Gordonsville Police Department at (540) 832-2234.

Love Clicks - Buckle Up For Your Loved Ones
Nearly 15% of Virginia drivers do not wear their seat belts.  In the U.S. overall, 11.5% of drivers do not buckle-up as determined by the National Occupant Protection Use Survey (NOPUS).  NHTSA has estimated that, when used, lap/shoulder seat belts reduce the risk of fatal injury to front-seat passenger car occupants by 45 percent and the risk of moderate-to-critical injury by 50 percent.  Please click the link below for more information.  Buckle Up It Saves Lives!

Super Bowl Impaired Driving Prevention Campaign

The Super Bowl is America's most watched national sport event.  On Super Bowl Sunday, February 7, 2021 , there will be lots of game day socializing that may include drinking.  That's why NHTSA is urging football fans to plan ahead a safe ride home.  

Vehicle Theft Prevention/Preventing Vehicle Theft
You Tube Video  On vehicle theft prevention.  Please take a minute and check out the video.

"Tis The Season To Drive Sober"
2020 Holiday Season National Enforcement Mobilization - December 26, 2020 - January 1, 2021
The Holiday Season is known for being merry and bright, but it's also known for being the deadliest season when it comes to impaired driving.  Every holiday season, lives are lost due to drunk drivers.  Drug-impaired driving is also a problem on America's highways,  Like drunk driving, drug-impaired driving is impaired driving, which means that it is dangerous and illegal.  Whether the drug is legally or illegally obtained, driving while drug-impaired poses a threat to the driver, the vehicle passengers, and to other road users.

Winter Driving Tips
2020 Winter Driving Tips - Focus on Safety
When the chilly temperatures of winter set in, will your vehicle be ready for the cold?

If you live in a part of the country that experiences inclement weather, such as heavy rain, snow and ice, are you prepared to drive in those conditions?  Planning and preventative maintenance are important year-round... but especially when it comes to winter driving.

* Get Your Car Serviced
*Check for recalls
*Know your car
*Plug it in (electric and hybrid-electric vehicles)
*Plan your Travel and Route