April 2019- Distracted Driving Awareness Month Summer…it’s Time to Mow the Lawn!

SUMMERTIME, SUMMERTIME

Often when we discuss safe driving and dealing with elements of weather, our minds think of precipitation related threats like snow, ice, and rain. However, the summer months also have their share of unique dangers. Traffic numbers are increased due to vacationers, there are often more construction and work zones on the road, and sun glare is increased- these are just some of the exacerbated hazards during the summer months. As a result, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the summer months are the most dangerous time of the year for drivers. With more drivers on the road than usual, it’s more important than ever to remember these valuable safety tips.

Remember, long vehicle trips can be tough on everyone in the car. Plan enough time to stop along the way to get something to eat and drink, return any calls or text messages, and change drivers if you’re feeling tired or drowsy. These long-distance driving trips can be tedious, so it’s often tempting to look around to find something to distract you….when you are the driver, your responsibility is to keep your eyes on the road.

April 2019- Distracted Driving Awareness Month Summer…it’s Time to Mow the Lawn!