Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died serving our county. It is a day that Congress in 1971 set aside for honoring those who have fallen defending our country and beliefs. In addition, many people celebrate Memorial Day Weekend by going to the beach, going on a road trip, boating, bar-b-queuing, or other activities with family and friends.
Due to the large number of people on the road, over an estimated 38 million Americans, many will be involved in a
, boating accidents or other form of personal injury incident. The National Safety Council predicts that over 430 people will die this Memorial Weekend as a result of a motor vehicle accident.
Please follow the following tips in order to have a great and safe Memorial Day holiday:
Wear your seat belt;
Don’t drive drunk or get in a car with a drunk driver;
Don’t drive if you are too tired or sleepy;
Check your car’s tires. This means checking the air pressure in your tires and that that there aren’t any weak spots in your tire where a blowout could occur;
Check your windshield wipers;
Make sure that all of you vehicle’s lights are in working order;
Check the weather before leaving your home or before heading back;
If your vehicle breaks down – do not get out of your vehicle and stand on the side of the road;
Olga Porven wishes you a great Memorial Day. Be safe out there and make sure that we have one more year to honor our fallen soldiers.