Arsel:This is Arsel, vocalist of the group "Cielo Azul".
Jenny:And Jenny Rodriguez of the University of California Agricultural Health and Safety Center.
Arsel:Every year in California 40 workers die and 20,000 others are injured in accidents.
Jenny:Almost half of those deaths and injuries are due to accidents involving motor vehicles such as cars, vans, and trucks. Often it is the case of persons driving without a driver's license and without knowing traffic laws.
Arsel:People come from other countries as I did, where things are so different. But here, a car is necessary. Most of those people do not know the driving laws. If you do not understand traffic signs and signals or what to do when an ambulance approaches with its lights and siren on....
Jenny:... Or how to drive in fog or in a dust storm,...Ask a friend. Don't ignore it.
Arsel:Those who have died never though it would happen to them. So..Get with it and learn the laws!
Jenny:And although you may not believe that it can save your life, or...It's not the manly thing to do, or...You don't agree with the law...... Always use your seat belt and have your kids seatbelted, too.
and I always use ours, and you.....What are you waiting for?
Don't become one of this year's statistics.
This radio public service announcement was produced by the Agricultural Health and Safety Center, Applied Behavioral Sciences of the University of California at Davis. For further information contact Jenny Rodriguez, UCCE, Ag. Bldg., County Civic Center, Visalia, CA 93291-4584, (209) 733-6491.
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