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Monday, July 6, 2015
Morgan Griffith Helps Drivers Claim Their Due
More from U.S. Representative Morgan Griffith:
Staying Safe on the
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
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
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