Law enforcement agencies locally, across the state and across the nation will all be stepping up the pace to help keep motorists safe throughout the Labor Day weekend. The holiday travel period will officially begin on Friday (September 4th) at 6:00pm and will run through Monday night at 11:59.
Here are some important travel tips to keep in mind before heading out the door:
- Obey the posted speed limit.
When you exceed the speed limit, you reduce the amount of available time needed to avoid a traffic crash.
- Do not drive impaired.
Designate a sober driver, call a taxi, rideshare service, friend, or a family member to help you get home safely.
- Buckle Up.
Make sure everyone in the vehicle wears a seatbelt and that children are properly restrained in the appropriate child safety seats.
- Pay attention to the Road.
Limit your distractions, and never use electronic devices to text or surf the web while driving.
- Do not leave children and pets in hot cars.
Regularly check the back seat and back floor area for children and animals, each time you exit your vehicle.
- Stay alert of your surroundings and show common courtesy to other motorists and pedestrians on the roads.
- Wear a mask and practice social distancing while in all public places – such as grocery stores, restaurants, bars, and other inside places.
Continue these practices on beaches and parks.
- Wash and/or sanitize your hands after pumping gas and leaving public places.
These simple, common sense rules can make all the difference when it comes to have a safe and happy holiday weekend for everyone.
We here at WEIS Radio urge everyone to exercise caution while on the busy highways and byways this Labor Day weekend!