Proven ways to avoid the fatal four -- because safety never takes a holiday
By Senior Master Sgt. Bob Ward, 166th Airlift Wing Safety Office
/ Published December 02, 2011
NEW CASTLE, Delaware --
Do you know the "Fatal Four?"
They are: Fatigue -- Speed -- Seatbelts -- Alcohol.
Our Holiday Safety Campaign begins with you, your immediate family, and fellow co-workers in your work center.
However, safety never takes a holiday.
Here are proven ways to avoid the Fatal Four:
- Holidays mean traffic jams -- Expect them and leave a little early
- Drive reasonable distances -- Take a break every two hours
- If you feel tired, PULL OVER -- Coffee doesn't replace rest
- Do most driving during daylight hours
At all times
- If you don't have to drive, DON'T!
- If you must drive, be defensive and smart
- Know the road conditions before starting your trip
- Leave early
- SLOW DOWN!
- Triple the normal distance between you and the vehicle ahead of you
- Steer into the skid if you start to slide
- Keep a safety kit in your car for emergencies
- Do not drink alcohol and drive
- Obey the speed limit
- Buckle up your seatbelt, and make sure your passengers do the same
Remember: Be Safe -- Be Smart -- Be Seen
Contact the 166th Airlift Wing Safety Office at 323-3520 for other safety tips.