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!