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As the Temperature Increases, So Does the Traffic on the Road.

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Thursday, June 19, 2014
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As we are still a couple of days away from the "official" 1st day of summer, temperatures have already begun to rise....and so does the amount of traffic on the roads.  While it's exciting to think of the beach and future vacation plans, so should you think about practicing additional safety while traveling this season.

It is a huge concern of Smith & Solomon to not only equip the best drivers, we also like to keep everyone notified of safety precautions to take while on the road during different times of the year.  As provided by the Department of Transportation, here are a few tips to keep you safe, while having the best summer yet:

  • Buckle Up. Every Trip. Every Time. – Everybody aboard must agree to wear their seatbelts every time they are riding or driving in your vehicle. Wearing a seatbelt is the best defense against a crash.
  • Don't Drive After Drinking – Every 51 minutes, someone in the United States dies in an alcohol-impaired-driving crash. Be responsible – don’t drink and drive. If you plan to drink, choose a sober designated driver before going out.
  • Check your Tire’s Air Pressure, Tread Wear, and Spare – NHTSA recently launched TireWise, a campaign to provide essential information about choosing and caring for tires. Proper tire maintenance is especially important if traveling with a group by 15-passenger van.

For more on this article and additional summer driving tips, refer to: http://www.transportation.gov/fastlane/nhtsa-summer-driving-tips-interac...

Although the pointers mentioned are obvious to many, Smith & Solomon cares about the well being of everyone and believes in thoroughness and friendly reminders.  Have a great and memorable summer & let's Keep on Truckin'!

 

Thanks to Smith & Solomon Commercial Driver school at Petro Plaza in Avoca, PA.  I have been working as a Commercial Driver for Dimare Fresh Produce of Scranton, PA now for over 6 years.

Ed Baun