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Safe Communities Coalition offers homecoming safety tips

• Sep 16, 2018 at 6:00 AM

The school year is underway and soon Huron County teens will be getting ready for one of high school’s major fall events — homecoming.

The Huron County Safe Communities Coalition (HCSCC) urges teens to stay safe, sober and distraction-free on their way to this year’s homecoming activities.

The Huron County Safe Community Coalition data reports two fatal crashes have occurred so far this quarter (July through September), resulting in two fatalities. There have been a total of seven fatal crashes so far this year.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, teens are in the most at-risk age group for being involved in a traffic accident. Driving distracted or impaired adds to this risk. Underage drinking and driving also can result in jail time, expensive fines, points on a driver’s record, as well as other charges and possible loss of a driver’s license.

To stay safe and sober follow these tips while celebrating:

· Avoid driving if you can. Get a group of friends together to rent a limo or ask a relative to be a chauffeur for the evening.

· Don’t drink and drive.

· Don’t get in a car with someone whose been drinking.

· Wear your seatbelt.

· Don’t drive distracted. Put down your cellphone or other devices while driving.

· Follow the speed limit.

Huron County Safe Communities Coalition encourages teens in the county to have fun and stay safe while enjoying this important high school event.

For more information visit www.huroncohealth.com.

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