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The
name “Labor Day” sounds like a lot of work, but for most Americans, it’s
Vacation Day instead — a well-earned break from many months of hard work during
the summer.

Truly,
Labor Day is an occasion for us all to look back at America’s historic strides
in labor and celebrate the impact our hard work has on the country every day.
For many, that reflection comes in the form of a road trip, a family vacation,
or a day out on the town.

Of
course, that means traffic. And where there is traffic, there are accidents. The
good news is that most of them are preventable, but drivers too often let their
guards down.

Top Tips for Driving Safely During Labor Day

Remember
these tips for staying safe this weekend:

??? Your Car Needs Labor Too. Before
hitting the highway, make sure your vehicle is road-ready. A quick peek at the
engine, brakes, radiator, and fluid levels can make all the difference. Tire
pressure’s important too. Think of automotive maintenance as a labor of love.

???
That’s Rush Hours with an S. If you’re used to the typical 9-5 traffic pattern,
you should know that Labor Day has its own way of doing things. Expect a rush
“hour” that lasts from about 8 a.m. to noon and then again from 4 p.m. to 8
p.m.

???
Slow and Steady Wins the Race. Some
of the best things in life take time. America’s labor force didn’t develop
overnight. You don’t have to hurry either! Reaching your destination might take
a little longer than usual this weekend, and that’s okay. Don’t speed!

??? IPads Are for Passengers, Not Drivers. If
you have children, you know that entertainment devices can be really valuable on
the road. But keep them in the backseat. Smartphones, e-readers, and tablets
cause deadly accidents when they start distracting drivers.

??? It’s Labor Day, Not Liquor Day. There’s
nothing wrong with enjoying a brew or two during your hard-earned vacation, but
drinks and driving don’t mix. If the wheel is yours this weekend, you should
take a pass on the pitcher. Sobriety is a must
for drivers.

??? This Isn’t a Starbucks Holiday: Your
local baristas are probably still on the clock this weekend, so take advantage.
Get good sleep and feel free to indulge in a little caffeine to keep you alert.
Drowsy driving is a leading cause of death on road trips. Stay awake.

??? Whistle While You (Don’t) Work: The Labor
Day commute can be stressful, so take a deep breath and embrace the bustle.
You’re on vacation, after all. Keep calm and enjoy it!

Labor Day Doesn’t Have to Be a Chore

From our firm to
your family
, we
wish you a wonderful, reflective, and refreshing Labor Day.

We hope your
Labor Day turns out to be a Leisure Day, with lots of fun and plenty of safety
along the way.

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