As we move closer to winter, the days continue to get shorter. Cooler weather is a reminder that winter is on its way. Yet, school kids are still outside during the early morning and afternoon hours. Commuters often walk significant distances to get to and from work. The cool, brisk weather is also a chilling omen reminding us that days are getting shorter.
Michigan drivers may be interested to learn that on Oct. 5, the U.S. Department of Transportation released a traffic safety plan. The early stages of the plan call for increasing rumble strips, grooves or bumps in the road that warn drivers when they veer out of their lane, and for raising awareness about the importance of wearing seat belts. There will also be increased efforts to educate the public about the dangers of driving while drunk or distracted. Ultimately, the goal of the agency is to have no deaths or injuries from motor vehicle accidents in 30 years.