Did you know that August is the most dangerous month on our highways? It’s why this past weekend police in 15 states were out in force looking for traffic violators as part of the I-90/94 Challenge to reduce the number of crashes.
August also happens to be National Traffic Awareness Month.
My husband drives a gasoline tanker, and the stories he comes home with are downright scary. My own trek across Madison’s Beltline Highway several times a day sometimes makes me wonder why I leave the house at all. I love to drive, and I’m always up for a good road trip, which is why it’s good to be reminded of the steps we can take to stay safe on the road.
The American Red Cross offers some simple, but important tips to help us get to our destinations safely:
Driving is a privilege, not a right. If we all take our actions behind the wheel seriously, we can make our roads safer for our family, friends, and communities.
Happy (and safe) traveling to you!