Driver Safety Message

With the summer season upon us, the New York State Police want you to enjoy your family activities, but to also do them safely.

Too often, summer fun can end in tragedy. The summer months traditionally account for the highest number of traffic crashes, injuries and deaths each year. It doesn’t need to be that way, and there are simple and practical ways to ensure your summer trips are safe.

First, make sure the vehicle you are traveling in is properly maintained. If you are traveling with small children, make sure the vehicle is equipped with proper child restraints and all occupants are buckled up before putting the car in gear.

Never use phones or other electronic devices while driving. A fun and relaxing summer vacation depends on how you travel. So, prepare your vehicle and prepare yourself in order to safely return home.


Joseph A. D’Amico is the Superintendent for the New York State Police division headquarters. The full message will appear in the weekly edition of Hamodia.

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