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Message Monday - Today's homework? Eyes on the road


8-29 message mondayWith school starting, many people are thinking about the three foundational elements of education. Since the 1800s, reading, writing, and arithmetic have formed the basis for sound learning.

Establishing a strong foundation for safe driving is equally important. The three key elements of safe driving are:  keep your hands on the wheel, eyes on the road, and your mind on driving.

Keeping your eyes on the road doesn’t mean focusing your gaze directly on the pavement in front of you. It means being aware of other drivers, roadside signs, and other dangers to help assure you keep your car between the lines.

This week’s video: How to reduce distractions:

The fatality count of 251 is an increase of 11 from last Monday. To see statistics published daily by the Office of Driver Services, go to

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