Make it a Safe Hol­i­day Sea­son

Serve Daily - - COMMUNITY - By Ed Helmick for Serve Daily

De­cem­ber is a busy month with so much to do. We find our­selves in­volved with school and church events, com­mu­nity pro­grams, Christ­mas shop­ping and pack­age mail­ing. We have a lot to do and our daily sched­ule gets very busy. In De­cem­ber, we have the ar­rival of snow and ice on the roads and streets. It is also a time of year with more dark­ness and re­duced vis­i­bil­ity. This is a joy­ous time of year, but it is also a sta­tis­ti­cally dan­ger­ous time of year. An ac­ci­dent can de­stroy the joy of the sea­son. Slow down, think ahead of your ve­hi­cle and think of ev­ery ve­hi­cle as a threat to your well­be­ing.

Not only do we have the haz­ards as­so­ci­ated with win­ter driving, it is also the sea­son of the dis­tracted driver. This writer has wit­nessed sev­eral au­to­mo­biles driving past stop signs and run­ning red lights. This is the sea­son where peo­ple are think­ing about the shop­ping list, the next three places they are sup­posed to go, or just try­ing to get home through traf­fic with driv­ers in the same rush. Look for the threat of dis­tracted driv­ers at ev­ery in­ter­sec­tion. An­tic­i­pate that a dis­tracted hol­i­day driver will pull out in front of you at any time and ruin your day. At Serve Daily we want you to have a safe day on the streets and roads and you can only do that by look­ing at ev­ery ve­hi­cle as a threat to your good day.

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