Driving/travel

Always match your speed to road conditions.According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 43,000 people die on our nation's highways every year. In addition, NHTSA estimates highway crashes cost society $230.6 billion annually.

Before traveling, take a moment to review some simple driving safety tips to help ensure your safety and the safety of those who travel with you:

  • Buckle up!
  • Plan your trip before you start.
  • Match your speed to the road conditions.
  • Be alert and pay attention to the road ahead of you and other drivers - never drive impaired.
  • Leave plenty of room between your vehicle and the one ahead of you.
  • Leave early and allow extra time to travel.
  • Avoid distractions - if a cell phone must be used, let a passenger safely make and complete any calls.
  • Never text message while operating a vehicle.