Tips for safe driving over Labor Day

History shows the Labor Day weekend is a deadly time on the road. On average, four motor vehicle fatalities occur every Labor Day weekend in Utah. The Utah Safety Council offers motorists some safe driving and traveling tips. Do not drink and drive. Wear your safety belt and buckle your children in an appropriate safety seat. If the need arises to use your cell phone behind the wheel, pull over. Don’t text message or make and receive calls until you are no longer driving. Plan ahead. Have your vehicle inspected and tuned, allow plenty of travel time. Fight fatigue by getting plenty of sleep prior to travel and take rest stops every 90 minutes. Respect other travelers by keeping a safe following distance, merging correctly and using turn signals.

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