The South Lake Minnetonka Police Department would like to offer some tips to help keep everyone’s summer activities safe and enjoyable.
Do not drink and drive.Reflexes and judgment are altered after only a small amount of alcohol. Take turns being a designated driver. In 2002, there were 17,419 alcohol-related traffic fatalities in the U.S. Let’s all work together to reduce that staggering number of unnecessary deaths! The SLMPD has, and will continue to, aggressively enforce impaired driving laws to keep our communities’ streets safe for everyone.
The four most effective ways you can contribute to reducing traffic-related injuries and fatalities is to SLOW DOWN, BUCKLE UP, DRIVE SOBER, and PAY ATTENTION.
Make sure your kids are riding safely. SLMPD Community Service/Crime Prevention Officer David Hohertz is a certified child passenger safety technician and is available to assist you with questions or with properly installing you car seat. Visitwww.buckleupkids.state.mn.us/for further information.
Wear a helmet. For assistance with proper fit, simply stop by your favorite bike shop. Children should not be allowed to ride bikes after dark. Bicyclists are required to adhere to the same laws that pertain to motor vehicles, including riding on the right-hand side of the street and stopping at stop signs and red lights.
Visit the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Water Patrol website at www.waterpatrol.org/ or phone them at 952-471-1300 for information on boating safety or watercraft laws and regulations.
Parents should know where there kids are, and who they are with, at all times. Kids need to adhere to the uniform Hennepin County Juvenile Curfew law, which can be viewed on-line at on-line at www.co.hennepin.mn.us.Click on “Ordinances” under the “Reference” section and go to ordinance 16.