March 27, 2020
St. Patrick’s Day is upon us. If you like to celebrate by having a drink or two, make sure you don’t rely on the luck of the Irish to get you home safely. Plan for a ride share or designate a sober driver, but if that doesn’t work out, here’s a program to check out – Two to Go - http://bit.ly/2Q9afD3
Are you missing that hour of sleep you lost over the weekend? Springing forward every year is a sign that warmer weather is on the way, but it can also mess with your sleep cycle and cause you to be drowsy behind the wheel. Unfortunately, drowsy driving can happen at any time of the year, not just during the switch to Daylight Savings Time.
How big is the problem of drowsy driving? Just think about yourself. How many times have you caught yourself nodding off behind the wheel? Drowsy driving crash data is very difficult to calculate, although The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that driving drowsy causes more than 100,000 crashes, 1,550 deaths, and 71,000 injuries every year.
With today being designated National Read Across America, we’re giving a nod to Dr. Seuss who provided so many wonderful books that have endured over the decades.
Reading is one common trait of successful people. Of course, you shouldn’t have your nose in a book or eyes on your phone while you’re driving, but did you know the signs above the highway are positioned specifically so you can read them without taking your eyes off the road?
Where ever you go and whatever you do, remember that safety is up to you. As Dr. Seuss penned, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”