With many celebrating Labor Day, buckle up and drive carefully

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By KYW Newsradio 1060

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​​​​By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Every summer, we hear the same warning during the holidays: Drive carefully as the day will be packed with many who are traveling to and from gatherings that often involve alcohol.

Because many will be celebrating the end of summer, please make sure you take this warning seriously. 

If you are in the car or heading out for a drive for any reason, make certain you and your family are wearing seatblets and the kids are in car seats if necessary. If you're driving to a cookout or celebration, make sure you avoid alcohol as you need to be as alert as possible.