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Safe Travels for Christmas Break

With snow covering the ground here in Provo, and more in the forecast before school starts, the importance of safe driving is as much a concern today as it has been in years past. As cars became more available and Brigham Young University attendance grew under President Ernest L. Wilkinson, it meant more students traveling greater distances for the holidays. As a result, beginning in December 1956 the student paper, The Brigham Young Universe, published an annual series of articles on the importance of driving safely.

Brigham Young Universe article on car safety

These features typically included illustrations, such as the one above, or photographs of automobile accidents, accompanied by stories and statistics meant to encourage safe driving. While such tactics eventually fell out of favor in the newspaper, we hope that everyone will be careful on the roads on the return to Provo as classes return next week.

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