Memorial Day and Summer Safety!

Posted on Thursday, May 26th, 2016 at 8:05 pm    

As summer vacation officially begins, so do the safety concerns that accompany it. Whether its water safety, driving safety or otherwise, summer can be a fun but dangerous time. We have provided some links for Safety Tips and Statistics below, so please keep these in mind  and share them as you and your loved ones begin your summer!

First and Foremost, you need to know that Memorial Day, is one of the worst days to be on the road, so please be safe driving this weekend.  And stay off the roads if you can! Click here to see the Yahoo.com article about the most dangerous days to drive in the U.S.  Please share this information with your family and friends so safety will be “top of mind” this weekend.

Believe it or not, even on a normal weekend, Mississippi ranks as one of the most dangerous states in which to drive! Click here to read an article on this subject at CityLab, the article is full of interesting statistics about which states have the most traffic fatalities.

Increased Law Enforcement Presence

Additionally, the Mississippi Highway Patrol is going to be out in force looking for traffic violations, unsafe and intoxicated drivers!  Click here to read the Oxford Eagle article about the increased patrols planned for this Memorial Day weekend.

Summer Safety Tips

Pool Safety: PoolSafely.gov

Boating Safety Tips: United States Goast Guard

How to Avoid Foodborne Illness: FoodSafety.gov

Outdoor Cooking Safety: Consumer Product Safety Commission

Grilling Safety Video: FEMA

Buckle Up, Don’t Speed and Don’t Drink and Drive!!