Sunday, February 5, 2023

Stay safe during the holiday season with tips from local law enforcement

With Thanksgiving dinner, Black Friday here, and Christmas less than a month away, it’s easy to forget some safety precautions.

Here’s what local law enforcement have to say about staying safe during the holidays.

Brandon Maynard, assistant public information officer at the Newport News Police Department, recommends the following safety tips:

  • Don’t drink and drive
  • While traveling, allow appropriate space between you and the vehicle in front
  • Avoid distracted driving (i.e. texting)
  • Park in a well-lit spot while holiday shopping
  • Lock vehicles when unattended
  • Do not leave your vehicle running unattended
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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