Director sends Presidents’ Day safety message

| February 12, 2016 | 0 Comments


Dr. Christine T. Altendorf
Region Director
U.S. Army Installation Management Command-Pacific

On Monday, we observe Presidents’ Day, originally to commemorate the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, and now to honor all of our presidents.

The forecast for this weekend is for mostly sunny skies, making this long holiday weekend a great opportunity for Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and family members to enjoy the many outdoor activities of Hawaii.

The risk of being involved in an accident is greater on holiday weekends, especially for drivers. Accidents aren’t always the result of poor driving skills; they can happen from fatigue, alcohol or inattentive drivers texting or speaking on cell phones.

To reduce the chance of injury or worse, always wear your seat belt and ensure your passengers, especially children, are buckled-up. Defensive driving is the key to not becoming another statistic.

Driving isn’t the only activity that needs accident prevention; a long holiday weekend with beautiful weather brings out the barbecues and deep fryers, along with campfires and trips to the beach. Practice safety whenever fire is involved, and don’t hike or swim in restricted areas.

Accident prevention is a personal decision, influenced by individual attitude. Leaders should encourage their personnel to practice safety to prevent accidents.

My wish is for you to have a safe and happy Presidents’ Day weekend with your friends and families.

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