Monday, July 6, 2015

Morgan Griffith Helps Drivers Claim Their Due

More from U.S. Representative Morgan Griffith:

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Staying Safe on the Road

Many Ninth District Virginians do a lot of driving, perhaps especially during these warmer months to attend various sporting events, town parades, barbeques, etc.   But regardless of the time of year, it is important to practice safe driving and properly maintain your vehicle.

In addition to refraining from texting and driving, avoiding distracted and/or aggressive driving, wearing seatbelts, etc., another way to stay safe is to verify whether your vehicle is currently covered by any safety-related recalls.

There are a number of recalls currently in place, including the Takata airbag recall which is now the largest in U.S. history.  Though manufacturers should inform the public of the nature of any recall, you can also proactively check for yourself if your vehicle is affected.

To do so, find your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), which appears on forms such as your registration, title, accident reports, etc.  Then, with your VIN, you can check if your vehicle is affected with your local dealer or at www.safercar.gov.  If your vehicle is covered, you may then promptly contact your dealer to determine next steps.

By driving safely and checking for recalls and other safety issues, we can each do our part to ensure that our loved ones stay safe on the road this season and throughout the year.

If you have questions, concerns, or comments, feel free to contact my office.  You can call my Abingdon office at 276-525-1405 or my Christiansburg office at 540-381-5671.  To reach my office via email, please visit my website at www.morgangriffith.house.gov. 
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