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The National Safety Council estimates that 405 traffic fatalities and
another 40,500 medically consulted injuries will occur nationwide over
Labor Day weekend this year, so take care when traveling and keep these
safety tips in mind:
• Remember to wear your seat belt! Approximately a quarter of those
fatal accidents could have been non-fatal if wearing a seat belt. Make
sure all passengers are buckled up and children are in safety seats
appropriate for their size.
• If you plan to drink, designate a non-drinking driver or plan ahead
for alternative transportation, such as a taxi. Alcoholic-related
accidents are particularly high among younger drivers during the
• Establish and enforce a driver’s distraction-free zone, especially in
cars equipped with electronic devices including cell phones, video
games, TV screens, and GPS.
• Allow plenty of travel time to avoid frustration and diminish the impulse to speed to make up time.
• Drive defensively and exercise caution. Be alert to other drivers and conditions, especially during inclement weather.
For more information, visit nsc.org.