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Shop Happily

Even if you’re too stuffed to move from your Thanksgiving meal, we know you can’t pass up those Black Friday specials.  As you wake up during the wee hours and head out to your favorite stores, DMV would like to remind you to drive carefully, be very patient, and pay particular attention to pedestrians.

Throughout your holiday shopping remain alert and mindful of your surroundings, have your keys in hand when approaching your vehicle, and check the back seat and around the car before getting in.  Do not leave shopping bags visible in your car windows.  Lock them in the trunk or, if possible, take them directly home.  These tips will help keep you and your family safe this shopping season.

Safe Drivers = Family Feasting and Football

The DMV would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and thank everyone for their continued business.  As you begin your holiday travel, take note to avoid driver distractions (i.e. texting, eating, applying makeup) so you reach your destination safely.   Families will be on the road in record numbers, so it’s important to remain focused while driving.

…Now go and enjoy the four “F”s – family, friends, food and football!

Calling All Laborers

Historically, Labor Day has been celebrated each year on the first Monday in September and is a hats off to American workers who have contributed to the well-being of our country. The fabric of our nation wouldn’t be as strong without the hard work of those with various backgrounds, skill sets and talents.

Recognizing the dedication of our nation’s people is definitely something to celebrate. Similarly, the DMV realizes this and would like to remind you to drink responsibly over the holiday weekend and always enlist a designated driver to take over the wheel.

Labor Day weekend is also considered one of the busier weekends for travel, since many families take advantage of the last three day weekend before summer’s end. This year in particular, AAA estimates a record number of families will be on the road “…due to the increasingly positive economic outlook.” 

So, before you and your family head out on the road together, keep the following in mind:

  • Don’t drive if you’re tired.  If you do catch yourself dozing off while driving, pull over to a safe, well-lit area and rest before you continue.
  • Keep distractions to a minimum. Don’t call, text or eat while driving. 
  • Exercise extra patience and caution. As mentioned, there will be more cars on the roadways this year.

In addition to the ones above, driver distractions can occur in many other forms. The more you’re aware, the better off you’ll be!

As Aristotle said, “The end of labor is to gain leisure” – now go and celebrate!