Each and every day, we – me included – travel all over for work, meetings, appointments and ultimately home to our loved ones. All too often we see people speeding or driving distracted, but when we drive, we must stay focused. In a split second, it could mean your life … or the life of someone else.
We talk daily about safety. It’s our first priority in everything we do. Your safety is important and so is ours. Yesterday is a perfect example. We kept many passes closed because weather and avalanche danger simply made them too dangerous to cross. Is it inconvenient? Yes! But, we do it because we want everyone to get where they are going safely.
Your safety is our priority and we need your help to make our safety your priority. We need you to drive safely. Pay attention. Drive slowly in work zones. Limit distractions. Put down your phone.
Nothing is worth jeopardizing your ability to go home … or ours. We are committed to your safety and I need you to be committed to ours.
Secretary Lynn Peterson