This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about safe driving. Over the summer, the office of the St. Lucie County Tax Collector is partnering with AAA to promote safe driving practices Brochures and DVDs are available at both Tax Collector locations. Here are some tips from AAA to remember: Be sure your vehicle is in good shape. Program your GPS in advance. Be sure everyone is buckled up. Leave early in case you experience delays. Stay focused. No texting. No talking on a hand-held cell phone. Take a break every two or three hours. Here are some tips from me: Obey speed laws. Don’t go too fast OR too slow. Don’t hop from one lane to another. Don’t lose your temper with that jerk who cut you off. Be patient. I’m Paul Janensch.