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Summer holidays are almost upon us; Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and weekend barbecues will bring fun in the sun, food, drinks and celebrations! However, as exciting as these summer festivities are, it’s essential to take extra measures to stay safe. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Fourth of July is a particularly dangerous day to be on the road due to drunk driving and other factors. Other summertime activities, like fireworks displays and grilling outside, also have risks. We’ve compiled a list of useful safety tips to help you enjoy your summer safely.
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Driving Safely This Summer
There are many reasons why the Fourth of July is such a dangerous day to be operating a vehicle:
- There are more cars on the road
- People are often driving in areas they are unfamiliar with
- More drivers are impaired by alcohol
Here are some ways to minimize the risk of an accident:
- Limit your driving: Enjoying a long weekend out of town? Consider camping out or staying in a bed and breakfast so that you can leave when well-rested the next day.
- Be vigilant at intersections: Of course, you should always be attentive, but with more drunk drivers on the road, it’s crucial that you exercise additional caution.
- Plan to have a designated driver ahead of time: If you are planning to party, make sure you’ve made arrangements for a sober ride home well ahead of time.
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Celebrating Safely This Summer
Fireworks and barbecues are some of the most enjoyable summer activities, but they can also be risky. Here are a few tips to stay safe during the festivities:
- Make sure you grill in a well-ventilated space: Never grill in an enclosed space like a garage. It heightens the risk of fire and deadly carbon monoxide build-up.
- Supervise children when grilling: Children should never be near a hot grill. When running and playing, they can seriously injure themselves or others.
- Inspect your grill before each use: Look for cracks, holes, and leaks in your gas grill lines. Keep your grill clean to reduce the risk of out of control flames.
- Never try to make your own fireworks: Fireworks are beautiful, but they are still explosive devices.
- Never point a firework in the direction of another person: Especially when lit (but don’t do it at all).
- Keep an unexpired fire extinguisher handy: Fireworks can be unpredictable, so be prepared to put out any accidental fires that may start.
Even when taking precautions, accidents can happen. If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, Bell & Pollock P.C., Accident & Injury Lawyers can help. Call (720) 613-6736 today!