Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer travel season. Many families will soon hit the road for vacations and summer road trips. Getting to and from their destination safely is the number one priority. Memorial Day also marks the beginning of the “101 Critical Days of Summer.” Every year more people are injured or killed in motor vehicle crashes between Memorial Day and Labor Day than in any other period of time. Many law enforcement agencies statewide will be helping this Memorial Day weekend by enforcing seat belt usage and child restraint laws with the Click It or Ticket campaign. The Utah Safety Council says plenty of distractions both inside and outside your vehicle can take your attention from the road. Fellow travelers, traffic congestion, road construction detours, ringing cell phones, unfamiliar roads and loud music are just a few that might occur. The Safety Council says while you can expect some distractions, you can counter them with safe driving techniques to keep you focused.
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