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November 21, 2013 by Cassandra Shofar | No Comments

Buckle Up This Holiday SeasonWith Thanksgiving right around the corner, people will soon flock to the roads to visit and celebrate with family and friends.The…

Buckle Up This Holiday Season
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, people will soon flock to the roads to visit and celebrate with family and friends.
The Geauga County Sheriff’s Office reminds all travelers, whether they are heading across the country or just across town, to ensure a safe arrival and a happy holiday by buckling up — Every, Trip Every Time.
“The risk of being involved in a serious or deadly car crash increases when the number of cars on the road increases, and the long Thanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest travel times of the year,” said Sheriff Daniel C. McClelland. “So we want to remind everyone that your seat belts can save your life — and those you are traveling with.”
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), seat belts saved almost 12,000 lives nationwide in 2011. Research shows with proper seat belt use, the risk of fatal injury to front seat passengers is reduced by 45 percent, and the risk of moderate to serious injury is reduced by 50 percent.
During the 2012 Thanksgiving period, 249 passenger vehicle occupants were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes nationwide. Fifty percent of those killed were not wearing seat belts.

Munson Board, Commission Openings
Munson Township Trustees looking for residents interested in serving on the township’s Park and Recreation Board, and Zoning Commission.
These are non-compensated public service appointments.
Residents are asked to send a letter of interest and resume to trustees attention at 12210 Auburn Road, Chardon, OH 44024. Letters must be received by Friday, Dec. 20.
Applications also may be dropped off at the Munson Township Hall weekdays between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
The park and recreation board currently meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
The zoning commission meets the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m.
For more information, call the township office at 440-286-9255.

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