As you and your family are gearing up for the Fourth, remember some of these safety tips:
- Effective, July 1, 2018, Georgia is banning handheld usage of cellphones for drivers. It will illegal to hold your cellular phone and operate a motor vehicle in Georgia. This will be a big change for many people. Please put the phone away or get a hands’ free device!
- Don’t drink and drive (or boat)– Plan how you will return home safely in advance. If you are taking Uber or Lyft, make sure that you have the app downloaded and properly setup. If you are using a taxi, save the number in your phone ahead of time. If you are boating, use a designated driver.
- Don’t speed– Avoid the headache of receiving a citation, fines and points because you wish to arrive somewhere a few minutes early. Be aware of the speed limits and don’t speed.
- Minimize distractions– It only takes a second to take your eyes off of the road and get into an accident. Minimize distractions like changing stations or songs, using your GPS, multitasking while driving or anything else you know may distract you!
We at Spooner & Associates wish you and your family an enjoyable and safe Fourth of July.