Operate your leaf blower safely, courteously

Leaf blowers are a time and labor saving clean-up tool for removing leaves, grass clippings, and debris from the yard, driveway and sidewalk. No matter how often you use your blower, a few simple guidelines should be followed for your benefit, as well as the benefit of those around you.

Keeping these tips in mind will ensure that you operate your blower safely and courteously:

• Pay attention when operating the blower. Bystanders should remain at least 50 feet away from the blower while it is in operation.

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