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How to Stay Safe On the Fourth Of July

The Fourth of July is a time for celebration. Americans come together to commemorate our country's independence with barbecues, fireworks, and parades. However, it is important to remember that celebrations can also lead to accidents if safety precautions aren't taken. In this blog post, we will provide a comprehensive guide on how to stay safe during the Fourth of July celebrations. We will cover everything from driving safety to fireworks safety so that you can enjoy the holiday without worrying about accidents.

How To Ensure Your Safety on Independence Day

Practice Safe Driving

One of the most common Fourth of July accidents is car accidents. According to the National Safety Council, there are typically more car accidents on the Fourth of July than on any other day of the year. There are a few things you can do to reduce your risk of being in a car accident on the Fourth of July:

Don't Drink and Drive

This should be a no-brainer, but unfortunately, many people still choose to drink and drive on the Fourth of July. If you're going to be drinking, make sure you have a designated driver or take public transportation.

Be Aware of Increased Traffic

There will be more cars on the road than usual on the Fourth of July, so be prepared for increased traffic. Plan your route ahead of time and give yourself extra time to get to your destination.

Watch Out for Pedestrians

Pedestrians are more likely to be out and about on the Fourth of July, so it's important to watch out for them while driving. Be extra cautious when backing up or turning, and always yield to pedestrians crossing the street.

Firework Safety

In addition to car safety, it's also important to be aware of fireworks safety on the Fourth of July. Every year, thousands of people are injured by fireworks. To avoid being one of them, follow these safety tips:

  • Never light fireworks inside a building or near flammable materials.

  • Only light one firework at a time and never try to relight a "dud" firework.

  • Keep a bucket of water or a hose nearby in case of an emergency.

  • Never point or throw fireworks at another person.

By following these safety tips, you can help ensure that you and your loved ones have a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July. Happy celebrating!

If you or someone you love was involved in a motor vehicle accident, Piering Law Firm can help. Contact us today at (916) 476-2399 to schedule a free case consultation.