Now that school is out and summer break is here, I want to congratulate our graduating seniors and wish each of you all the best as you head out into the world. Some of you may be preparing for college, others preparing for a career, and the rest still deciding. No matter where you are headed to in life, I want to say, “Congratulations, good luck and stay safe. Remember to always keep your eyes focused on the One who created you in His image!”
I want to remind our community that students of all ages are being dismissed for summer break. Remember to drive safely and cautiously as children will be out playing, riding bikes and enjoying the summer weather.
Of course, summer weather means higher temperatures, so remember these simple tips to beat the heat:
- Take frequent water breaks. Proper hydration is essential when you are doing yard work, playing sports or being involved in any outdoor activity.
- Any time you must be outside, apply sunscreen.
- Never leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle
- Always seek immediate medical attention for any signs of heat-related illness
Many will be traveling during the summer months and I remind all vehicle occupants to always wear your seat belt. Proper seat belt use is a very effective way to protect yourself and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes.
It is very important that you never drink and drive. If you plan to consume any amount of alcohol, arrange for a designated sober driver to transport you home or wherever you may be traveling. If you drive impaired, you risk not only your life and the lives of your passengers, but also the lives of occupants of other vehicles you may encounter on the roadway.
Whether you are traveling our roadways, boating, camping, fishing, playing sports, or whatever activity, please remember to practice safety at all times. Obey speed limits and always be on the lookout for children at play and crossing the roadway.
I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe summer. Congratulations again to our graduates!
Sheriff Randy “Country” Seal