Commentary

August 30, 2012

Labor Day Safety Message

Message from the Commanding General, United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca

Labor Day is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the economic achievements of American workers. Celebrated for over a hundred years, it constitutes an annual national tribute to the contributions workers have made to strengthen our Nation’s economic prosperity and the wellbeing of our country. Our service members, civilians and Families have long been a part of this American tradition and continue to help build upon this nation’s greatness with their hard work and dedicated work ethic.

The extended Labor Day weekend marks the traditional end of the summer season, and presents the last opportunity to take a break and enjoy the waning warm weather. It is also a historically high-risk weekend.

This Labor Day Americans everywhere will be traveling, visiting parks, camping and enjoying their local pools. However, risky behavior and poor planning often mar an otherwise ideal long weekend. The American Automobile Association is predicting 33 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles during the Labor Day weekend. That’s a 2.9 percent increase from the 32.1 million who traveled last Labor Day — with the vast majority of them driving. Take caution on the roads and practice safe driving habits – make sure you’re well rested and sober, drive defensively, wear a safety belt and avoid distractions behind the wheel such as texting.

This year authorities will be hitting the roads to crack down on drunken drivers as part of the nationwide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, coordinated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. We must do our part to support the campaign and the Army Values we live by.

I expect commanders, supervisors, civilians, and Soldiers at all levels to become proactive in the prevention of substance abuse within their units. Place special emphasis on weekend safety briefings, privately owned vehicle safety inspections, designated drivers, using the taxi on call program, wearing of seat belts, using child restraint systems, and using protective equipment for motorcyclists.

Help the Army continue the tradition of excellence and safety – plan and prepare for your holiday activities and look out for one another. Have a happy Labor Day weekend!

Always Out Front! Army Strong!

 

 




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