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Tips To Stay Safe This Holiday Weekend

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) -- With Memorial Day Weekend officially here, Michigan State Police are on the roads making sure drivers stay safe behind the wheel.

Year after year officials reinforce the rules of the road in an attempt to keep us safe, especially during holiday travel.

Still, last year during Memorial Day Weekend, ten people were killed in automobile accidents and three of those people were not wearing a seat belt.

In an effort to improve those numbers, police continue to encourage people to wear seat belts with the statewide campaign "Click It or Ticket."

However, buckling up is not the only concern, police also add in the dangers of distracted driving and driving under the influence.

"This is the first holiday season that we have with good weather, a lot more people are out traveling around and doing family vacations and there usually is just a little more casualness about it," said Lt. Kyle Bowman. "What we want people to do is still focus on their driving so they can get to their location."

The Lansing Fire Department also reminds people to use caution when boating, wear life jackets and to be careful with barbeques and bonfires.

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