How to Stay Safe from Injury and Wrongful Death During Summer
It’s fair to say that injuries and incidents of wrongful death do increase through the summer months. Whether you’re a business owner, a property owner, a vacationer, a driver, a pet owner or a parent, it’s important to be aware of the dangers and what you can do to prevent a catastrophe through what should be the best months of the year. Let’s take a look at some of the situations where injuries and deaths become more common through the summer months.
On The Roads
According to reports, the number of injuries and deaths on the roads increase through the summer months. Why is this? Well, there are a few different reasons to consider here. First, the kids are out of school and that means there are more people using the roads as well as younger, more inexperienced drivers. Studies show that younger drivers are more easily distracted when driving and thus more at risk of getting involved or even causing accidents. As well as this, young drivers may only just be starting to use the roads and may not be as effective at avoiding accidents.
Through the summer months, people travel more. This means there are people on the roads who are not familiar with the roads. For instance, they may brake more suddenly which can surprise other drivers.
The best way to stay safe on the roads is to be aware of your surroundings at all times and take extra care. Leave more space between other vehicles, drive at slower speeds and drive defensively.
Whether you are a parent or a single individual you should only swim in areas that are safe. You should not leave children alone in or around swimming pools. They can slip, fall in, hit their head and suffer a range of different injuries. If you are running a swimming pool, it’s important to make sure that it is properly monitored with professional lifeguards who are all highly trained. It’s crucial that they can react quickly to any emergency.
Ensure that safety measures around the pool are followed. Post rules such as no running, no diving in the shallow portions of the pool, no horse play, and rules regarding consumption of alcohol. Staff may on occasion become more relaxed about the rules in favor of allowing kids to have more fun. It’s important that this doesn’t happen, particularly if it puts the children in dangerous situations.
We hope this helps you stay safe! Help prevent injuries and wrongful death through the summer months.