We know that July 4th may look different this year with the current pandemic. Although you may not be able to celebrate how you used to, there are still ways in which you can spend time with loved ones and celebrate. July 4th is a day where we celebrate our freedom here in the United States and typically gather to watch fireworks and eat some of our favorite foods. Although you may not be able to gather, you can still fire up the BBQ and enjoy some legal fireworks with close family members or friends.
With the increase in cars on the road, fireworks, and grills going, the 4th should be approached safely in order to have a fun and stress-free weekend. Here are some of our tips for how to celebrate safely this year:
- If you're traveling anywhere by car, be sure to remember to drive carefully. There is typically an increase in vehicles on the road, and alcohol consumption makes the 4th one of the most dangerous days to drive the entire year. Be aware of your surroundings and practice defensive driving.
- Never drink and drive. If you are partaking in alcohol, have a designated driver, or use a rideshare app to get home.
- Be sure that your vehicle is in good condition if you're planning on traveling far. Here at BG Automotive, we can provide a vehicle inspection before your long trip to verify that your vehicle can handle the drive. If not, we help you take care of your vehicle's needs before you hit the road.
- Only light fireworks that are legal in your area and use caution when doing so. Don't light them around other people, other homes, or flammable items. Only light them is safe places and use caution around fire. Do not allow small children to handle fireworks, either.
- The 4th will probably be a hot day, so remember summer safety. Stay hydrated throughout the day and be sure to dress appropriately for the weather. Don't forget sunscreen!
- If you're planning on grilling, remember grilling and fire safety. Don't let small children around hot grills and take caution when lighting any fires.
We hope that these safety tips will allow you to have an amazing July 4th holiday. We wish you the best, and happy Independence Day!