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Are you a safe driver?

Front end of car crashed into tree.

Safe driving protects all of those who share the road. Do your part and learn how to be a safer driver.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Did you know motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death in Veterans in the early years after returning from deployment?
Remember these tips the next time you get in the car:

  • Don’t drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  Also, do not ride with somebody who is.
  • Impaired driving is dangerous and causes more than half of all motor vehicle crashes.
  • You can lower the chance of you or your loved one dying in a motor vehicle crash by correctly using seat belts and car seats.  Wear seat belts in cars and helmets on motorcycles and bicycles.
  • Don’t text messages or talk on a cell phone while driving.  Pull far over to the side of the road away from traffic.

Remember, these tips are not only to protect you.  Safe driving habits also help protect other drivers and riders.  Learn more about safe driving.

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