While enjoying the outdoors, remember there are many people doing the same as you. Watch out for bicyclists and pedestrians along the road, and children playing nearby. Motorcyclists are also out in abundance, so “Check twice — save a life,” as the yellow signs throughout the area say.
Be safe on the waterways. If you go swimming, use the buddy system, and if you are out in a boat, wear a life vest.
Although not required by law at this time of year, flotation devices can save your life. Two people died last month when their boats capsized and neither was wearing a life vest.
We don’t want to see any more tragedies. Take steps to be safe while enjoying your summer.