Archive for May, 2014

Across our state, school is ending, weather is warming and we are all preparing for the start of summer. But, summer can be a very dangerous time on the roads in our state and across the nation. So as we kick off summer with Memorial Day weekend, it is important to remember to make safe choices for a safe summer.

First, always, always, always buckle your seatbelt. Always. No questions asked, no excuses, no matter where you are in the car, you should have your seatbelt on. Seatbelts truly do save lives. If you need more inspiration than that, check out the new Click It or Ticket Facebeook Page filled with great information and statistics informing you why wearing your seatbelt is the best choice!

Next, plan ahead. We know that many times holiday parties involve alcohol. So, if your plans include drinking, make sure your plans involve a sober designated driver. In 2012, 165 people were killed in alcohol-related crashes over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. There will be extra Law Enforcement out on the roads throughout the holiday weekend, so your choice to designate a driver could be the choice that saves you from the cost of a DUI.  Even more, your choice to designate a driver could save a life.

Last, have a fun weekend! Enjoy friends, family and hopefully, beautiful weather. Just make sure that you are buckled up and have a non-drinking driver if your plans include alcohol. Your choices help make sure you and everyone else on the road gets home safe. By starting the summer making these choices, we hope it inspires you to make them throughout the summer and the year. Because while alcohol-related crashes may spike around holidays like Memorial day, they happen every single day of the year.