The campaign aims to educate citizens about the risks associated with summertime activities and encourage them to take appropriate precautions to minimize those risks. As the restrictions of COVID-19 begin to relax across the globe, there will be an increase in people who are out enjoying the sunshine and warm weather, swimming, boating, playing, and traveling. We want everyone to get out and enjoy their summer, but we also want you to stay safe and make good decisions while engaging in summer activities. Throughout the campaign, Crisp County Sheriff’s Office will promote and disseminate various graphics, tip sheets, and statistics via its social media channels and official website. #Summersafety
Protect your home while you're on vacation.
- Make sure all locks on the doors and windows function correctly- USE THEM.
- Don’t advertise when you are away from home.
- Be smart about your hide-a-key if you have one.
- If you have an alarm system- USE IT.
- If you have a camera system, check cameras regularly to ensure they are working correctly.
- Have outdoor lighting-well lit properties discourage burglars.
- Keep your valuables out of sight.
- Clear out your mailbox
- Have someone you trust to check on things.
The Crisp County Sheriff’s Office was recently made aware of citizens using golf carts, dirt bikes, and ATVs on county and city roads. This trend seems to be on the rise across the nation. ATVs, dirt bikes, golf carts, and other low-speed vehicles are not made for the streets, and they put everyone at risk.
30 days of Summer Safety
While all types of vehicular heatstroke deaths are preventable, the third leading cause of these deaths — knowingly leaving a child — is the most preventable. A child’s body temperature can rise three to five times faster than an adult’s. Remember: Kids and hot cars can be a deadly combination. Don’t take the chance. Always look in the front and back of the vehicle before locking the door and walking away.
Every day, about 28 people in the United States die in drunk-driving crashes — that's one person every 52 minutes. #DriveSoberOrGetPulledOver
Distracted driving is dangerous, claiming 3,142 lives in 2019. #arrivealive #justdrive
The benefits of buckling up are equally clear:
- If you buckle up in the front seat of a passenger car, you can reduce your risk of:
- Fatal injury by 45% (Kahane, 2015)
- Moderate to critical injury by 50%
- If you buckle up in a light truck, you can reduce your risk of:
- Fatal injury by 60% (Kahane, 2015)
- Moderate to critical injury by 65% (NHTSA, 1984)
Car thieves, like home burglars, look for easy targets. Please remember to remove valuable items and lock your vehicles. Don’t make yourself an easy target.
- • Lock your vehicle
- • Do not leave windows open
- • Do not leave keys in the vehicle
- • Know your VIN number
- • Carry a copy of our registration in your wallet for ease of identification in case of an emergency or theft
- • If you want to protect your personal property, DO NOT leave it in your car.
- o Do not leave purses, wallets, laptops, expensive sunglasses, cell phones, and other valuable in your vehicle.
- o Never leave valuables in plain sight
- o Never leave CASH visible
- o If you keep equipment or tools in your truck, ensure those toolboxes are locked and bolted down. Please do not assume anything is secure because it’s heavy.