Naval Safety Center features driving safety tips

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Driving safety tips (and other safety ideas) are available from the Naval Safety Center web site at The following are some driving safety tips to remember during the holiday season and year-round.

• Don’t drink and drive. If you plan to drink, plan your transportation in advance.

• Every year, 23,000 people die because someone else didn’t follow this rule.

• Don’t drive if you are tired.

• Keep your car running well. Make sure your tires, brakes, headlights and taillights, and turn signals are all working perfectly.

• Obey the speed limit. In rain, fog and darkness, slow down.

• Stay aware of the drivers around you. If you see an erratic driver, don’t get angry.

• Be careful at intersections. The average American driver is mediocre. Don’t assume others are going to do the right thing.

• Keep your children in car safety seats, and know how to install the seats.

• Drive defensively. Obey the rules and be predictable.

• Use caution at turns. Use your signals.

• Don’t use cell phones while driving, it’s illegal in Hawaii.

• If your car has an anti-lock braking system (ABS) and you must brake because of an obstacle, be sure to press the brake pedal and hold, and gently steer around the obstacle.

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