Use good judgement for safe, happy holiday
That annual rite of summer, the Fourth of July weekend, is almost upon us. As we move toward the weekend traditionally marked with family gatherings, cookouts, outdoor activities and capped off with fireworks, please remember to be safe.
Historically, Independence Day weekend has recorded high traffic accident fatalities - and alcohol has had a hand in at least 40 percent of these fatalities. For this 2005 Independence holiday weekend highway safety studies predict between 451 to 602 traffic deaths.
You can do your part to reduce injuries and fatalities caused by traffic accidents by: