Memorial Day is not just another long holiday weekend, but rather a time to remember and honor the men and women who sacrificed their lives in service to our country. While enjoying the weekend with family and friends, Dale Carson Law wants to remind everyone of the importance of obeying laws and regulations to avoid any mishaps or trouble. Here are some safety tips to remember this Memorial Day weekend:
Drinking and driving:
Memorial Day weekend is one of the deadliest weekends of the year due to the high number of drunk driving accidents. According to a study done by Jerry Insurance Agency, deaths from traffic incidents rose about 12% Memorial Day weekend compared to non-holiday weekends. Therefore, if you plan on drinking, make sure to designate a sober driver or use a ride-sharing service like Uber or Lyft.
Fireworks are a common way to celebrate Memorial Day weekend, but it is important to remember that they are illegal in many states and municipalities. Even where they are legal, there are often restrictions on when and where they can be used. It is important to check the local laws and regulations before setting off fireworks to avoid any legal trouble or injury. Our defense attorney knows in the state of Florida it is illegal to use certain fireworks – even if you sign a waiver.
Memorial Day weekend is a popular time for outdoor grilling, but it is important to follow proper safety precautions to prevent accidents and injuries. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends keeping a 3-foot safe zone around the grill, never leaving the grill unattended, and making sure to properly clean and maintain the grill to reduce risk of fire.
Beach and pool safety:
Many people choose to spend Memorial Day weekend at the beach or pool. It is important to remember that drowning is a leading cause of death for young children and adults. Always supervise children around water and make sure to follow proper safety guidelines such as wearing a life jacket and not swimming alone.
Contact Our Defense Attorney at Dale Carson Law
Remembering the true meaning of Memorial Day and honoring those who have served our country is important, but so is staying safe. By keeping these legal considerations in mind, you can be sure to enjoy a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend. If you have legal questions or need legal counsel/advice, contact our team of experts at 904-355-6777.