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Back to School Month
As summer draw to a close, back-to-school season is in full effect. Remember to safely share the roads with school buses, pedestrians and bicyclists, and provide children with the necessary knowledge to stay safe at school. Whether children walk, ride their bicycle, or take the bus to school, it is extremely important that they – and the motorists around them – take proper safety precautions.
Watch a video on School Bus Safety: Back-to-School Tips for Parents.
- Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
The national enforcement mobilization “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” goes into effect across the country. One of the deadliest and most often committed – yet preventable - of crimes (drunk driving), has become a serious safety epidemic in our country. Research shows that high-visibility enforcement can reduce drunk fatalities by as much as 20 percent.
As Law enforcement professionals and highway safety advocates, your efforts will help reduce the number of drunk drivers on the roads and save lives. By increasing State enforcement efforts, raising public awareness through paid, earned, and social media, and maximizing your local resources, you can make a difference. Drive safe. Arrive home safe and alive!
- Heat Safety
In less than 10 minutes, a car can heat up by 20 degrees, enough to kill a child and/or a pet left alone in a vehicle; rolling down a window does little to keep a vehicle cool. A child’s body temperature rises three to five times faster than an adult’s.
Remember these three things:
- NEVER leave a child or pet in a vehicle unattended.
- Make it a habit to look in the back seat EVERY time you exit the car.
- ALWAYS lock the car and put the keys out of reach.
Practice heat safety wherever you are. www.weather.gov/heat
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