VIRGINIA - According to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, three Northern Virginia municipalities had no traffic fatalities in 2016
DMV officials said Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park were three of 21 Virginia cities to report no traffic fatalities in 2016.
That is good news for the region, considering Northern Virginia is the only region in the state that saw an increase in traffic fatalities for the year with 153, compared to 130 in 2015.
Officials partially attribute the zero deaths in the three cities to the state's participation in the "Towards Zero Deaths" campaign.
"Virginia is an active participant in the 'Towards Zero Deaths' initiative. This brings together a variety of highway safety and education specialists to work towards a goal of eliminating all traffic fatalities," said Brandy Brubaker, DMV Spokesperson.