Keep Your Family and Friends Safe This Summer

When summertime rolls around, all you are probably thinking about is having fun with your family. However, summer is a season that can leave your family prey to more accidents than any other, especially as you will be out and being more active than you were during the winter months. This does not mean that you cannot enjoy the warm weather; simply be more aware of the issues that can arise and know how to deal with them if they do.

For example, if you and your family often go to fairs and concerts, one thing that you should be aware of is the possibility of crowd crushing. This is behavior that occur at nearly any crowded venue, and it is a terrifying thing when it does. If there are more than four people in a space that is three feet wide and three feet long, especially if all the people are leaning against each other, it may be a good idea to get your children out of the way. Move sideways and get to the edge of the crowd.

Traffic Increases in the Summer

Increased traffic is another thing that can start to affect the safety of the summer months. People are driving more, and they are not necessarily careful when they do. Some summer holidays are known for drunk driving, and when you are on the road at these times, you must be very careful. Watch for people who are weaving on the road, and have a family member report them to the highway patrol as you drive carefully around them. Similarly, always make sure that your young children know that they should not venture near a road or play in areas with high traffic.

Swimming Safety

Summer is a time when your family wants to go swimming, but the truth of the matter is that swimming in inappropriate places can be very risky. Take some time to think about where you are swimming. Never allow your young children to go into the water without close supervision, and make sure that you only go to beaches that are supervised by lifeguards or other lifesaving personnel. If you and your family are going to be spending a lot of time in the water, it is definitely worth your while to get CPR certification and to learn what to do in a life-threatening situation.

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Hydration in the Summer Heat

Make sure that you always have water in the car. Summer is a time when it is very easy to get dehydrated, and this is something that affects young children very easily. Make sure that everyone is getting plenty of water, particularly if they are spending a lot of time in the sun.

Plan Your Summer Activities Well

If you are someone who wants to make sure that your family is safe this summer, take a moment to consider planning out your activities. No matter where you go, make sure that you know where you need to go in case of an emergency. Similarly, keep local emergency numbers in your phone; even if you have no coverage, you can use those numbers at a regular phone to get the help you need. Always bring a full-stocked first aid kit with you when you are out and about.

Have An Accident Free Summer

It is entirely possible to have a fun, exciting and accident free summer. Simply be prepared to the best of your ability when you want to make sure that you and your family stay safe.

This article was contributed to promote safety and safe practices by Tulsa law firm, Green Country Law. The law firm of Gorospe and Smith

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