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Saftey Tips for the Labor Day Weekend from the Madison Sheriff's Office

Labor Day weekend is one of the busiest weekends on the road, so planning ahead and being well prepared are essential to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip. This weekend also means the end of summer celebrations. Whatever activity you choose please keep the following safety tips in mind. Driving: If you will be traveling on the roadways Labor Day weekend, keep in mind the traffic will be heavy. It is with that thought in mind we urge you to: • Use your seat belts and make sure your passengers do as well. • Don’t drink and drive. • Allow enough time for travel and avoid excessive speed. • Eliminate distracted driving activities, especially with your cell phone. • Keep an eye out for others and use defensive driving techniques. Water Activities: For many, Labor Day weekend may the last opportunity of the summer to go boating, swimming or fishing. Please remember: • Never go boating or swimming alone. • Obey posted boating laws. • Do not drink alcohol and operate a watercraft. • Have Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) available for everyone on-board. • When renting a boat of any type, make sure you know how to properly operate it. • Use sunscreen and drink plenty of fluids. • Take precautions to keep any fish caught properly cooled until ready for use. Have a Safe Labor Day Weekend From the Madison County Sheriff’s Office



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