Sunday, March 30, 2014

A License to Live!

Dear Friends in Traffic Safety,

When you look at your driver's license, what do you see?

Is it simply a license to drive? Or, could it be a license to live?

Viewing it as a license to live opens up all sorts of possibilities about what we each can do to ensure that all our passengers, and all other drivers, pedestrians, cyclists, and kids at play we encounter on or around roadways continue to experience the gift of life at the end of each day.

What does a license to live look like? It looks like

...walking around your vehicle to make sure there are no kids playing behind or around it before I get in.

...hiding your cell phone - where you can't reach it - so that it does not serve as a distraction as you drive (remember when no one had to worry about doing this? Cell phone use while driving is becoming the new "Drunk Driving")

…never drinking and driving

...buckling up every trip and expecting all passengers to do so, no matter the distance of the trip

...stopping at stop signs and taking 3 seconds to look left, look right, look left again - work hard to make sure the street really is clear of other moving vehicles, pedestrians trying to cross, and cyclists making their way along roadways.

stopping to make sure intersections and crosswalks are clear before makes lefthand or righthand turns at traffic signals

...observing the speed limit, and driving slower when weather conditions or the presence of children at play, pedestrians, and cyclists dictate doing so.

...being a thinker and using your blinker to signal all turns and lane changes.

...creating 3-4 seconds of following distance between your vehicle and the one in front of you so you have time to react to the driving actions of others.

Repetitive practice of all these behaviors, and more, is what helps us improve our driving skills each day. None of us will ever be the perfect driver. Yet, if we are driven by "a license to live" each time we get behind the wheel, we can make the life-giving difference each and every trip.

It's About Kids! It's About Safety! 
It's About Caring! It's About Time!®

Safe travels,
Keep Kids Alive Drive 25®
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