Safety key to having a super summer

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 11, 2004

Playing safe doesn’t mean the fun goes out of any activity, it just means taking precautions that could prevent embarrassment, injury or even death.

From wearing proper attire while bicycling (helmets, gloves and glasses) to pairing off with friends, youngsters at Booker T. Washington Elementary School recently learned from officials whose specialty is safety. Issues of juvenile crime (shoplifting on a dare) and Internet safety were also addressed.

We may as well begin stressing now that drivers need to be especially alert for children and teens who will be walking, running, riding, and some even driving morning, noon and night.

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Parents who would like one of the &uot;Gearing up for a Safe Summer&uot; informational packets from Ferguson’s office should call Diana Klink at 923-2238. There is also a display of safety materials in the lobby of the Godwin Courts Building in recognition of June, National Safety Month.