AAA Minnesota/Iowa Reminds Drivers to Better Practices on the Road

December 29, 2005

As people make their New Year’s resolutions, AAA Minnesota/Iowa would encourage those with driver’s licenses to resolve to be better drivers.

Across the country every year, drivers kill more than 40,000 people and seriously injure more than a million more people on roadways.

All drivers should comply with the laws put in place for everyone’s safety as well as the common sense all adults should possess. AAA Minnesota/Iowa would ask all drivers to resolve to:

* Obey the speed limit.
* Drive sober.
* Buckle up.
* Use proper child passenger restraints for children.
* Pay attention- hang up the cell phone, stop personal grooming, and adjust all controls including the radio prior to beginning your drive.
* Stay awake or pull off the roadway for a nap. More caffeine is not a safe solution.
* Control your emotions-remember your automobile is a deadly weapon.
* Use your signals and your mirrors-remember there are millions of other drivers and vehicles on the roadway with you.

Resolutions to eat less or exercise more may help your health, but resolving to be a better driver will keep you, your loved ones, and the rest of the public safe and alive to enjoy the New Year.

AAA Minnesota/Iowa ( offers automotive, travel, insurance and financial services to more than 48 million members in the United States and Canada. AAA Minnesota/Iowa is part of The Auto Club Group, with 4.1 million members in eight Midwest states.

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