Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Tips to give kids or parents for safety
Dear Trooper Kathy: I realize summer is coming. Do you have any special tips I can give to my kids OR my parents when they come to visit this summer. I worry about them traveling.
Trooper Kathy says: I try not to advocate one group over another but sometimes when I find worthwhile information I will pass on to you where you can get it. Here's one example.
An eye-catching new traffic safety booklet from AAA Minnesota/Iowa (a part of the Auto Club Group) and the Minnesota Safety Council provides engaging and practical tips for drivers of all ages. Get There! Your Guide to Traffic Safety addresses 20 top issues drivers face behind the wheel, ranging from distracted driving to bad weather, sharing the road and more. It focuses on universal best practices, as opposed to specific laws.
Written in a conversational tone, the free 28-page full-color booklet blends recommendations with fun facts, quiz questions and vivid photographs. It's available just in time for the summer travel season. The roughly 100 days from Memorial Day to Labor Day are historically the most dangerous time of year on America's roadways.
"Get There! can serve as a great refresher before the height of the summer driving season," said Randy Williams, president of AAA Minnesota/Iowa. "We encourage drivers of any age or geographic region to take these practices to heart and help reduce their risk behind the wheel."
"Knowing enough to get a driver's license isn't the same as having the good driving habits that we need to be well-prepared, courteous, crash-free drivers," said Carol Bufton, president of the Minnesota Safety Council. "Get There! is designed to help you get where you're going - without a traffic ticket and all in one piece!"
Single copies are available for free (one per person) at any AAA branch office in Minnesota as well as at the Minnesota Safety Council office in St. Paul. Get There! Your Guide to Traffic Safety can be downloaded from www.minnesotasafetycouncil.org/traffic/GetThere.pdf.
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. Sgt. Pederson will not offer advice on specific situations or real events, which involve law enforcement.