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A truck travels through a bus stop outside the child development center at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 8, 2017.  Once the newly renovated west gate opens, Laughlin’s main street will transition from Liberty Drive to three streets at Mitchell Boulevard, Laughlin Drive and Arnold Boulevard, where speeding becomes more of a hazard for children waiting at bus stops, joggers, the child development center and base parks. Wing safety, security forces reminds Laughlin of speeding issues
On a bright and sunny day, with dry, level pavement and really good brakes, it would take more than 100 feet to bring a vehicle traveling 30 mph to a complete stop. However, the reaction time exponentially decreases the faster one drives. A mere five miles over the limit can cause a driver to take more than 150 feet to stop, meaning every second matters.
0 11/08
2017
Default Air Force Logo Five summer safety tips
With the summer season in full swing and outdoor activities are in full motion, Laughlin and its Airmen must do their part to ensure community safety.
0 7/20
2017
Default Air Force Logo A turn for the worst
2nd Lt. Casey Mets was going for a ride with a group of friends when the day took a bad turn.
0 6/16
2016
In the attempt to combat the growing epidemic of distracted driving, the Air Education and Training Command safety office is encouraging all commanders to challenge their Airmen to go three weeks avoiding all distractions while driving. This especially includes cell phone usage. AETC hopes this challenge will promote good driving habits within the Air Force and reduce the number of driving incidents. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Ariel D. Partlow) Distracted driving kills
In the attempt to combat the growing epidemic of distracted driving, the Air Education and Training Command safety office is encouraging all commanders to challenge their Airmen to go three weeks avoiding all distractions while driving.
0 3/04
2016
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