The start of the summer season is here. With summer come more vehicles on the highways. We all need to remember to drive safely and defensively.

Basic rules:

1. Don’t drink and drive

2. Don’t speed

3. Above all, wear your seat belts

4. and put the cell phone down

Warmer weather brings out motorcycles, so we need to keep an eye out. Motorcycles are hard to see. Vehicle drivers need to watch that road and look twice. Motorcycle operators need to watch out for the vehicles. Everyone needs to pay attention - driving is a full-time job.

There is a lot of road construction happening around the state. Stay alert and read the signs. They are there to inform and protect you. You need to slow down when entering the work zone, follow at a safe distance. Remember traffic fines are doubled in the work zone.

Have a safe and happy holiday!