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For Immediate Release,
6/21/2013
Contact:
Kathy Lane
Communications Director
(630) 775-2307
kathy.lane@nsc.org
 

Drive safely this summer
National Safety Council promotes driving safety this National Safety Month

Itasca, IL – As part of National Safety Month, the National Safety Council urges the public to drive safely, without distractions. National Safety Month is an annual observance to educate and encourage safe behaviors around top causes of preventable injuries and deaths.

Summer is a time when many choose to hit the road and travel to their favorite vacation spots. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most dangerous times of year for driving. Getting to and from destinations safely should be the number one priority.
 
Before setting off on summer excursions, here are a few safety tips to keep in mind:
  • Make sure your vehicle is up-to-date with maintenance requirements—tire rotations, oil changes, battery checks, etc.
  • Prepare an emergency kit for your car, including water, non-perishable food and a first aid kit
  • Avoid common driving distractions by turning you cell phone off or putting it on silent so you won’t be tempted to check it
  • Bring games for young children to keep them occupied during long car rides
During National Safety month, the Council is calling on organizations, communities and the public to help share this information and encourage safe behaviors. Posters, tip sheets and crossword puzzles are available for free download at nsc.org/nsm. Additional materials are available for NSC members to promote driving safety.
 
NSC thanks Toyota for being a Safety Leader of National Safety Month and the exclusive sponsor of Driving Safety.
 
About the National Safety Council
Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, the National Safety Council, nsc.org, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public in areas where we can make the most impact – distracted driving, teen driving, workplace safety, prescription drug overdoses and Safe Communities.
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