Crime Prevention Tip of the Month

In our ongoing effort to serve the citizens of the Dan River Region, beginning in January 2018, the Danville Police Department will provide a Crime Prevention Tip of the Month. On or about the second Wednesday of each month, a new tip will be added to the page to complete a total of 12 for the year. It is our hope and intention to provide readers with information on trending safety and crime issues and tips to avoid becoming a victim.

Please use these tips and other resources provided on our website to become better informed and better prepared.

For more on Crime Prevention Programs or resources contact the Crime Prevention Office at 

434-797-8898Crime Prevention Patch

April 2018

 Distracted Driving 

Do you know…

  • Three out of four fatal crashes occur within 25 miles of the victim’s home.
  • Most crashes causing death or injury occur at speeds below 40 miles per hour!
  • Nearly 20% of Virginia drivers do not wear their seat belts.

Using a handheld device while driving is a leading cause of distraction-related crashes. Put the phone down and just drive.

Do you know…

  • Each day, 9 people are killed and over 1,000 are injured in crashes involving distracted driving.

(excerpted from Drive Smart Virginia)

Click here for a series of driving safety videos brought to you by Drive Smart Virginia

Additional links of interest

Traffic Safety Laws

Child Restraint and Seat Belt Laws

Safety Tips for Pedestrians

National Safety Council

NHTSA / National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

For more on highway safety visit:

distracted driving

Click Below for Motorcycle Safety Information

Watch Out for Motorcycles!