The city of Alexandria is located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. And it’s also an independent city, which means it’s not located in any county. As of 2019, the city has 157,613 residents. Because of its proximity to Washington, D.C., the city has several government jobs. Alexandria’s largest employers are the Institute for Defense Analyses, and the US Department of Defense.
Defense is big business in Virginia. But how is Virginia when it comes to driving? In 2019, Virginia had 774 fatal car crashes. Out of those 774 crashes, there were 831 deaths. With a population of 8,535,519, that means Virginia had 9.7 traffic deaths per every 100,000 persons in the state.
According to the Alexandria Police Traffic Safety Plan, several factors contribute to car crashes in Virginia. The top-5 accident causes are: speeding, impaired driving, traffic violations, DUIs, and collisions with pedestrians.
Have you received a ticket for speeding, running a red light, running a stop sign, or some other traffic violation? If so, you can possibly take a defensive driving course to get the ticket dismissed. If your ticket is for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, then you can’t get the ticket dismissed. But for most other situations, the court might consider giving you a break for taking a defensive driving course.