Drug-Impaired Driving Prevention

New Media Campaign!

SAFE recently received a new grant from the Virginia Highway Safety Office to reduce alcohol related crashes among 18-24 year olds in Chesterfield County. According to the DMV, Virginia’s Highway Safety Office, there were 517 alcohol-related crashes involving 16-29 year old drivers in Chesterfield County frodmvLogom 2019 to 2021. Substance Abuse Free Environment Inc. (SAFE), a community coalition serving Chesterfield County, has been awarded a highway safety grant through Virginia’s Highway Safety Office since the fiscal year 2016. The grant has and will support efforts to reduce alcohol-related crashes in Chesterfield County. One strategy that will be implemented during this grant cycle is a media campaign to reduce these crashes and make Chesterfield County roadways safer for our residents.


Drunk or High? Don’t Drive! 

When doing a potentially dangerous activity, it’s a really good idea to take every precaution and buckle up. Safe driving is something we can all live with.

When lifelong consequences are involved, it’s a really good idea not to drink. Safe driving is something we can all live with.

SAFE’s “Before You Take It To-Go, Here Are Some Things You Should Know” Brochure

It’s all drug impaired driving.

Did you know, driving under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, opioids, and other substances can cause drug impaired driving? Don’t drive impaired or ride with an impaired driver.


Spanish D.I.D PSA

Thank you for watching!

A special thanks to Virginia DMV, Chesterfield County Police Department, Chesterfield County Fire and EMS, Virginia State Police, and NBC12 Creative for funding, partnership, and collaboration to create this video PSA.

D.I.D PSA (Previous Versions)

Below, is the 3rd cycle of our drinking and driving prevention campaign. In partnership with DMV and the National Highway Safety Office, SAFE began airing the ‪#‎HoldTheKeys‬ commercial December 21, 2015  throughout September 2016!  Please use #HoldTheKeys when posting about this commercial or even if you are out with friends and want to promote safe drinking habits. We have a page on our website that is solely dedicated to the most creative posts and videos regarding the #HoldTheKeys campaign. Thank you to all of our partners and volunteers who made this possible!


SAFE Teen Resources

In 2021 alone, there were a total of 16,533 crashes involving teen drivers, 369 teen drivers seriously injured, and 42 teen drivers killed in Virginia.  Teen driver (ages 15-19) fatalities increased 55.6% (42 vs 27) in 2021 compared to 2020.

Driving Under The Influence

Marijuana Effects on Driving

Designate Before You Celebrate

Buckle Up Phone Down

Driven to Protect-Youth Traffic Safety Month Social Press Kit

Traffic Safety Marketing (TSM)

Youth of Virginia Speak Out (YOVASO)

45-hour parent teen guide

Drive Smart Virginia

Drive Safe Hampton Roads

Virginia Driver Education and Traffic Safety (VADETS)

Partners for Safe Teen Driving

Chesterfield SAFE’s Drunk and Impaired Driving Prevention

CarSafetyNow.org -Teen and Young Driver Safety

SAFE DMV Young Adult Survey