Category Archives: Sheriff’s Blog

Parents can help protect teen drivers on the road

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States — ahead of all other types of injury, disease, or violence. National Teen Driver Safety Week is coming up later this month. I’m using this blog entry and next week’s entry to share information with you about you can protect…
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Looking out for pedestrians key to safe driving

Thousands of people each year are killed on America’s roadways, and many of those deaths could have been prevented. In fact, in 2016, 16 percent (5,987) of all roadway-related deaths were pedestrian fatalities. Tragically, in a crash between a vehicle and a pedestrian, the pedestrian is far more likely to be killed or injured. From…
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Make Sure Your Child is Always Buckled Up and in The Right Seat

The most important task of a parent or caregiver is to keep their children safe. Part of that responsibility is ensuring children are safely buckled up in the correct and properly installed car seats for their ages and sizes, whether they are riding with you or another family member. This choice could mean the difference between life, serious injury,…
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If You Feel Different, You Drive Different

Every day, millions of drivers flood America’s streets, driving to and from work, school, and social events. The importance drivers place on safe driving cannot be understated. Refraining from drinking and driving and distracted driving, choosing to wear a seat belt, and following the speed limit are all positive behaviors that help keep drivers, passengers,…
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