Message Monday

Don’t snap your friends, snap your belt

Snapping friends on social media can be a fun way to stay connected. A quick pic here and there allows you to “see” into the daily life of those you care about. But snapping while you are behind the wheel is extremely dangerous. It takes your focus off the task of driving and puts you at a greater risk of being involved in a crash.

The good news is there is a good snap that is encouraged behind the wheel-the snap of your seat belt. This particular snap is a welcome sound to help keep you and your passengers safer in the event of a crash.

So buckle up! You never know what’s in store for your ride –

For 2019, there have been 96 fatalities reported. That’s an increase of seven since last Monday. The 2018 fatality count stands at 316. This is subject to change as law enforcement reports are completed. To see statistics published daily by the Office of Driver Services, go to the daily fatality report at

May 13, 2019