Before you hit the road this 4th of July weekend or play with some fireworks, there are some safety tips you need to know about. Rich Woodruff with the American Red Cross Utah Region joined GMU with advice for having a safe holiday weekend.
Before you start your drive, Rich suggests packing a road safety kit with emergency supplies, check your car and tires, know a route to avoid traffic or construct zones, leave early, keep valuables in the truck or not in the car, and remind kids not to talk to talk to strangers.
Staying safe while having fun with fireworks is also important.
Here’s what the Red Cross has to say about fireworks:
The best way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public fireworks show put on by professionals. Here are five safety steps for people setting fireworks off at home: