2016 Safe Driving Tips for this Labor Day Weekend

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2016 Safe Driving Tips for this Labor Day Weekend  


Every Holiday long weekend find the roads in Katy TX and all across this great country are very crowded with people traveling and unfortunately numerous accidents occur including way too many fatalities. The National Safety Council issues fatality estimates for these holiday periods to draw attention to the fact that it is very dangerous to be on the road.


Here are a few tips for safe driving this weekend:

  1. Establish and enforce a driver's no distraction zone where the driver has no access to cell phones, GPS devices, radio controls, video equipment and computers/tablets. Enforce no texting, no cell calls, no fixing makeup, no playing Pokemon Go, no drinking or eating while driving by the driver. Pets should not sit in the driver’s lap. I know that is very mean!

  2. Allow more than enough travel time to get to your destination and don't speed but in Texas/California and some other states keep up with the flow traffic or else you become a serious hazard. Going 45 miles per hour on any freeway in Texas is expressing a death wish..

  3. Don't drink and drive as even small amounts of beer, wine and hard liquor can impair reflexes. If you do drink for some unknown reason have a alternate driver ready to take over for you.

  4. Use seat belts for all the passengers and make sure even the children and family pets are wearing seat belts of some nature.

  5. Try driving in defensive and safe manner especially if bad weather raises its ugly head . Go with the flow of traffic. Here in Texas being a defensive driver maybe asking for big trouble but I think you understand what I mean. Don’t be an aggressive driver.   

  6. Check out your car before leaving looking for potential problems such tires, fluids, brakes, warning lights, etc. Don't go on long trips if the vehicle has issues but instead head to a mechanic assuming they are open for business. Make sure your car is filled with gas.

  7. Watch out for other cars who are pulling a trailer or boat or something large as many times these vehicles swerve unexpectedly due to wind, other weather issues,  towing too much weight or bad driving.


Have fun this last weekend of the summer season but be SAFE!

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2016 Safe Driving Tips for this Labor Day Weekend


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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Great tips, Bob... for a holiday weekend when there are so many more drivers on the road and many more accidents, as a result. Fortunately, I'm not driving anywhere but locally this weekend.

Aug 31, 2016 11:26 PM #1
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

For those traveling during this upcoming holiday weekend, those are valuable tips!

Sep 01, 2016 12:40 AM #2
Bob Ratliff
Robert Ratliff Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Bob"

Great tips for any holiday weekend Bob thanks for sharing them. Labor Day will see it's fare share of car accidents I just hope none are as serous as the photo you posted..... OUCH!!!

Sep 01, 2016 01:39 AM #3
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Very good advice.  So many folks are distracted these days with their texts, emails and phone calls.  This would be a good weekend to just unplug.

Sep 01, 2016 02:53 AM #4
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good advice, Bob.  We usually stay out of the fray, when everyone else is around. This is the last weekend of excessive tourist traffic around here, and we  are looking forward to having a lot less traffic on our roads by the end of the weekend.  A

Sep 01, 2016 04:58 AM #5
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Thanks for the safe driving tips Robert Bob Gilbert even though I am reading at end of long holiday weekend. If nothing else the wrecked car photo is a wake-up!

Sep 05, 2016 06:55 AM #6
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, Bob. This is great advice. Thanks for sharing these tips. I was on the road quite a bit this last holiday weekend, and thankfully I didn't have any trouble or see any trouble. 

Sep 06, 2016 11:50 AM #7
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

We are always on the same page..lol just like us I just posted a new blog but did not say where we had been! I love you hope the office has thawed out!

Sep 09, 2016 06:26 AM #8
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Bob excellent advice, I do not go out on holidays like this let the armatures get caught by the police:)))Endre

Sep 09, 2016 04:47 PM #9
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi Bob.  Hopefully folks will keep this in mind for all of their trips.

Sep 09, 2016 09:00 PM #10
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Bob, hope you enjoyed the Holiday weekend, and Denver also experienced several accidents, and a few fatal.  Some due to drinking & driving sadly! 

Sep 11, 2016 03:36 AM #11
Sharon & Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN - Lafayette, IN
West Lafayette homes for sale

Bob, these are excellent tips we should abide by whenever we drive!  Especially NO texting !!!!

Jan 16, 2017 04:13 PM #12
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