Sunday, May 22, 2011

Summer Safe Driving Tips

July and August are the two worst months of the year for motor vehicle collisions. Many of these collisions can be avoided. Please keep in mind the following safe driving tips during the summer months.

  1. Watch out for children: When driving in neighborhoods and especially when backing your vehicle.

  2. Check brakes, headlights and brake lights, signals, tires, oil and other fluids before starting any long trip.

  3. Plan your trip in advance using maps and/or online mapping services.

  4. Be patient and follow and obey the rules of the road.

  5. Be a defensive driver and a cooperative driver with others on the roadway.

  6. Use caution around 18-wheelers and remember to avoid their blind spots.

  7. Limit cell phone use while driving and DO NOT TRY TO TEXT AND DRIVE!

  8. Turn on headlights in rain or bad weather.

  9. STAY FOCUSED ON YOUR DRIVING. Avoid or limit in car distractions.

  10. USE SEATBELTS and make sure car seats and booster seats for children are installed properly and used while the vehicle is operating.

Have a safe and enjoyable summer. Drive carefully!

Friday, May 6, 2011


JUST A REMINDER: May is National Youth Traffic Safety Month.

The National Organization for Youth Safety (NOYS) is reminding parents and teens that May is National Youth Traffic Safety Month. NOYS encourages and promotes youth led safe driving initiatives in high schools through out the United States. This year over $100,000 in funds are available from NOYS to support safe driving programs and projects for youth. If you have teenage drivers in your household, we hope you will take a moment in the next few days to remind them about the importance of safe driving.