Reducing Risks of Summertime Accidents
Atlanta summers are absolutely fantastic. Summertime brings fun, sun, barbecues, road trips, outdoor sports and more. With so much excitement going on, sometimes safety can take a backseat. It’s important though to be aware of some of the safety risks that are a part of summertime activities so you can take precautions to help minimize your risks.
Here are a few safety tips you may want to consider:
Visit Safe Water Areas & Practice Water Safety
A refreshing swim on a hot summer day can be so wonderful. You and your family need to keep safety in mind though when you decide to visit any pool or beach. Make sure there are trained lifeguards on duty, you have a life vest or flotation device to use and never leave children unattended.
Proper Car Maintenance
Summer road trips aren’t so fun if you suddenly find yourself broken down on the side of the road. Be sure your car is tuned up, tire pressure is checked and you have emergency food and water before you hit the road for a summer getaway. Proper car maintenance is crucial when it comes to a safe road trip.
Stay Hydrated & Keep Cool
So many people get sick and even die from, heat exhaustion. If you spend a lot of time outdoors during the summer months, staying hydrated and taking breaks is imperative. The body loses so much fluid when you spend time in the blazing Georgia heat. Drink a lot of water throughout the day. Also, give your body lots of opportunities to periodically cool down.