Backyard grilling, fireworks and pool parties are popular summer activities. As we gather for Fourth of July celebrations, remember to take precautions to ensure your special event is safe and accident-free.
Unfortunately, many people do not realize just how dangerous fireworks and sparklers can be, which is a primary reason that injuries occur. Fireworks can not only injure the users, but can also affect bystanders.
Bottle rockets and firecrackers can fly in any direction and may explode on or near someone instead of up in the air. Sparklers are also a huge risk, as they burn at very high temperatures and are often given to children too young to use them safely. All fireworks pose potential risks of burn, blindness and other injury.
When using fireworks, always plan carefully in advance for who will ignite them and what safety precautions you will have in place. Here are some suggestions to ensure safety and avoid accidents:
If you’re hitting the road for the holiday, you’re not alone. The holiday weekend is one of the busiest times of the year on the roads. According to AAA, more than 47 million people are projected to travel July 1 through 5. About 90% of those travelers will be going by automobile. Arrive safely with the following tips: