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GINTA – Spring is here; let’s make it brighter yet with safety and kindness

(Image: Felix Mittermeier, Pixabay.com)

WE’RE FINALLY MOVING INTO SPRING. It’s been a tug-of-war as of late, with snowy mornings and frosty windshields yet again — some strong and cold winds, too — but the days are getting brilliantly sunny and long enough to be able to fit enough in one with time to spare.

The sun is coaxing out more people, and there seem to be many more cars on the road because there’s much to do around here. The latter calls for some extra reminders for safety.

On my way around town, I often see drivers throwing their eyes toward their laps while waiting at red lights, then checking to see if the traffic is moving.

Some people do it while driving, absolutely convinced that they can safely handle the rapid gaze switch between screen and road. If history and stats are any lesson, we know by now that such habits spell disaster.

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Daniela Ginta is a mother, scientist, writer and blogger. She can be reached at daniela.ginta@gmail.com, or through her blog at http://www.thinkofclouds.com.

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ArmchairMayor.ca is a forum about Kamloops and the world. It has more than one million views. Mel Rothenburger is the former Editor of The Daily News in Kamloops, B.C. (retiring in 2012), and past mayor of Kamloops (1999-2005). At ArmchairMayor.ca he is the publisher, editor, news editor, city editor, reporter, webmaster, and just about anything else you can think of. He is grateful for the contributions of several local columnists. This blog doesn't require a subscription but gratefully accepts donations to help defray costs.

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