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by Abigail Van Buren

Common Sense and Courtesy Keep Kids Safe at Summer Campgrounds

DEAR ABBY: I'm retired and living full time in my RV. During the summer months, more folks travel as I do, many of them with children. While I think this is a wonderful experience for families, some parents appear to forget that there are others in the campground and allow their children, regardless of age, to roam around unsupervised.

This can be dangerous because large vehicles may not see small children dart into their path. Also, while they might know their neighbors at home, you have no idea who might be parked nearby at a campground. This means that unless invited, children (and adults) should not cut through occupied sites.

Just like at home, common sense and courtesy will make camping a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. -- MARGARET IN SIOUX FALLS

DEAR MARGARET: Amen! Thank you for the reminder to your fellow travelers.

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