Buckle Up and Drive Sober on Memorial Day Weekend
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May 25, 2005 - Buckle Up, Drive Sober, and Slow Down
Memorial Day weekend is a great time visit family and friends. Many Americans will pile into the car and drive hundreds of miles. Most of us will be sober and wearing our seatbelts. But a few will not. Every Memorial Day there are dozens of traffic related deaths across the country. In Florida there were 60 traffic fatalities over the 2003 Memorial Day Weekend.
Start by wearing your seatbelt and make sure that everyone else in the car is wearing one as well. This is especially important for children. Now that you are all buckled in try slowing down a little. Going the actual speed limit can be an interesting experience. As you cruise along at the legal limit there will quickly be a car, truck, or van riding your back bumper. Ignore them and just go the speed limit.
We're assuming you are sober, that you have not had any alcohol or other substances that can affect your judgment. If you are at a party and start to drink forget about driving. Get a ride from someone that is not drinking, call a cab, or just stay where you are. If everyone follows these simple steps - buckle up, slow down, and drive sober - we can save a family the tragedy of losing a loved one this Memorial Day 2005. And we can all take a few minutes to remember the Americans who have fought and died for us.
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