Holiday Safety Tip #3: Practice Safe Driving
You know what this blog is about… these are the same instructions you give your teenagers when they begin driving, and the tips you hear every holiday weekend. During the holidays, we tend to try to cram as much fun into three days as possible. Plus, we usually travel–to see family or friends, or to a vacation spot. That means more people on the road, all of them dealing with the same stresses…and many of them cutting corners on safety. With that in mind, here are reminders about safe holiday travel:
- Watch more carefully for erratic driving by other motorists.
- Buckle up–everyone in the car should be wearing a seatbelt or be secured in a car seat.
- Avoid distractions that pull your focus off the road. This includes texting while driving (which is illegal in North Carolina, anyway), applying make up, looking for radio stations or CD tracks, reading, dialing a phone, or even having a heated discussion with others in the car or on the phone.
- Don’t drink and drive.
- Mind the speed limits. If necessary, leave extra time to travel so you don’t feel pressed for time.
Finally, enjoy your weekend…and come back safely. We’ll miss you!
Happy 4th of July, everyone!