When you’re out there celebrating life, liberty, and the American way this holiday weekend, be sure not to overlook the “life” part. According to the Nat’l Highway Traffic Safety Administration, far more high-speed crash fatalities occur on July 4th than on other holidays. It won’t come as much surprise that the statistics closely follow DUI numbers. For fatal auto crashes, July 4th is second only to January 1st.
Beyond the booze, staying safe this weekend is a simple matter of enjoying fireworks from a distance, being smart about sunscreens, and making sure the drunk guy behind the grill doesn’t undercook your burger.