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TAKE SAFETY WITH YOU ON VACATION
only natural for a person to try to pack as much fun as possible into the
seemingly short weeks of vacation, but the soundest advice you can offer your
workers as their annual leave approaches is: "Don't overdo it!"
years ago the military authorities, analyzing the record of traffic accidents
suffered by their enlisted men, found that the greatest number of fatalities and
serious injuries occurred when they were returning to their base from annual
this was the result of their custom of crowding as much activity as possible
into their leave of absence, staying until the last possible minute, then
driving like mad to get back to duty before the final hour.
rush to get back home is not the only dangerous segment of vacation driving.
does it" is the rule for vacation time. Peace of mind enhances the
enjoyment of traveling more than frantic pressure to cover more miles with
little appreciation of the route covered. And peace of mind can be destroyed by
worry over failure to take care of essentials beforehand. Vacation planning is
choice of destination, study detailed maps and choose the best route, with due
regard to planned stops at interesting spots along the way. Make note of places
where your route will change, and determine as definitely as possible the exact
point where you'll switch from one highway route to another. Don't make the
mistake of studying maps while you're driving.
your vacation includes getting everything shipshape at home, so there'll be no
worry about things that need attention while you're away. Ask a neighbor to keep
an eye on your property, or leave a key with them so they can get into your
house if necessary.
check list of all items you need to take care of ahead of time. Above all, make
sure your car is in the best possible condition for the trip. Have your mechanic
give it a tuneup, and be sure to have him check tires, brakes, lights, wipers,
suspension and steering. Ask the garage service department to point out anything
that might need attention on a long trip.
you're packing the car, don't forget essential emergency equipment, such as
basic tools, jacks, tow strap, flashlight, flares--and don't forget a first aid
kit. Don't place hard objects on rear window shelf, and don't pile luggage so
high on the rear seat that it will block visibility.
everyone's aboard and you're ready to start the trip, there's one more thing to
remember before turning on the starterófasten your safety belt and see that
everyone else does the same. Get in the habit of doing this every time you enter
the car. Statistics prove that belted passengers are less likely to be injured
in a crash.
move out and go on your way at a comfortable speed (within posted limits) and
you can enjoy the scenery as the others do, but keeping your attention always on
your driving job. Stop every couple of hours to stretch and walk around a bit.
Drink a cup of coffee or soft drinkóbut never alcohol, which cannot be mixed
your day's driving stint, never more than 400 or 500 miles, finished before dark
and bed down for a good rest. If you plan to use motels, you'll avoid worry and
needless fatigue by writing or phoning ahead for reservations.
hang up your safety consciousness in the locker with your work clothes. Take
safety with you on any outing and in everything you do.
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