Happy 4th of July! – Independence Day Tips
Fireworks, barbeques, family and friends! Today is Independence Day. A celebration worthy of such festivities. However, it is also one of the deadliest days to drive in California. With alcohol playing the major role in this statistic, it is important to recognize your surroundings, plan ahead and party safe.
1. Don’t drink and drive. Either drink or choose to drive. DO NOT DO BOTH. By planning ahead, you make a conscious and responsible choice. You can save your own life or the life of another by taking cabs or designatined a sober driver to take the responsibility of driving you and your party home safely.
2. Wear Seatbelts. As they say in California, “click it or ticket”. Wearing a seatbelt has been proven time and time again to keep you safe and save lives. While you can’t control the actions of other drivers sharing the road, you can certainly prevent serious injury or even death by wearing your seatbelt.
3. Slow Down. The number one cause of accidents on the California freeways are a result of someone drving too fast and another driver going to slow. Watch your speed and make sure you are obeying all traffic laws. Pay attention to your surroundings, check your tires, watch out for any weather conditions or construction areas.
Have a safe and happy 4th of July.