Fourth of July Weekend Safety Tips
 
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Posted on Saturday July 04, 2020
 
Alcohol drinkers: call designated driver, friend, ride-share service, or take cab home!
 
We encourage all motorists to drive sober this Fourth of July weekend and every day! To avoid being arrested or causing a crash, people who drink alcohol should rely on a designated driver, or call a friend, use a ride-share service or take a cab home. 

The NC Dept. of Transportation encourages drivers to follow these safety tips:

  • Leave early. Travel at non-peak hours and use alternative routes to avoid the heaviest traffic congestion.
     
  • Stay alert. Even when work is paused, you may encounter narrowed lanes, shifts in traffic and lower speed limits through work zones.
  • Be patient.
  • Don’t drive drowsy. For extended drives, take frequent breaks to remain alert.
  • Don’t drive distracted. When drivers are not focused on the road, they react slowly to traffic conditions and are more likely to be involved in a crash.
The Governor’s Highway Safety Program and more than 500 law enforcement agencies will kick off the state’s annual 4th of July anti-drunk driving campaign ‘Operation Firecracker’ with increased enforcement patrols.  ‘Operation Firecracker’ runs from June 29 through July 5.
 

 Rockingham County North Carolina
Contact Us
Rockingham County Government
371 NC Hwy 65
Reidsville NC 27320
Phone: 336.342.8100
Fax: 336.342.8105
 
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