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Halloween Safety Tips That Every Florida Parent Should Know

The costumes, candy, and spooky decorations make Halloween fun for parents and children alike. However, Halloween also presents several risks for younger participants, so it’s important for parents to use extra precautions on Halloween.
Here are some handy tips your children can use to stay safe.

Light colors are best because they are easiest to see at night. For dark costumes, affix reflective tape. You can use the tape on trick-or-treat bags as well.
If possible, choose costumes that are flame resistant. When making your own costumes, choose nylon or polyester fabrics, which are flame-retardant.
Put a name and phone number on a tag inside your child’s costume for easy identification.…

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Category: 4th Of July | Accidents | Holidays

4 Injuries to Watch Out for This 4th of July

When it comes to the 4th of July, our focus tends to be on barbecuing, fireworks, drinking, and partying. We often don’t think about all the things that can go wrong during this important holiday.
Like what? Well, Independence Day festivities can sometimes lead to severe injuries – in fact, it’s one of the deadliest holidays around. That’s the bad news, but here’s the good: most of accidents and injuries that occur are entirely preventable.
The trick is in knowing what kind of injuries you should watch out for so that you can take proper safety precautions and be prepared. Because of this, below we are going to describe four of the most common injuries that occur and how you can avoid them.…

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Holidays with the Most DUI Deaths

With Halloween over and Thanksgiving on the horizon, the holiday season is in full swing. But alongside the festivities comes the dark side of holidays—drunk drivers.
More often than not, holidays are the most dangerous days on the road for drivers. Whenever there is occasion for people to drink, there is occasion for people to drive drunk .
The cold months of the year are already a dangerous time for drivers. Large numbers of travelers, inclement weather, shorter days, and high stress all contribute to increased risk on the road during the winter holiday season.
The factor that presents the most danger to holiday traffic, however, is the spike in drunk driving that occurs every year.…

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Sep. 01, 2015
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Category: Holidays | Labor Day

6 Labor Day Safety Tips

For many Florida residents, Labor Day celebrations are bittersweet. Labor Day may mark the end of the easy days of summer, but it also ushers in a brand new season and school year.
Whether you’re feeling excited or wistful about the end of summer, we hope you take Labor Day weekend as an opportunity to relax and celebrate with your friends and family. But remember—as with any major holiday, Labor Day does come with its share of safety risks and dangers. Make sure your holiday weekend is fun and free of accident and injury by following these six important tips.
Driving safety. According to National Safety Council reports, there are hundreds of auto accident fatalities over Labor Day weekend every year.…

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Stay Safe this Saint Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick’s Day is a time-honored American tradition that celebrates our country’s Irish heritage with festive parades, vibrant green costumes, and—of course—lots and lots of drinking.
Like far too many American holidays, Saint Patrick’s Day has become synonymous with excessive alcohol consumption, creating a risk for drivers, pedestrians, partygoers, and families alike. Every Saint Patrick’s Day, hundreds of Americans are sent to the emergency room due to drunk driving accidents and other alcohol-related injuries.  Over past years, there have been hundreds of fatalities on Saint Patrick’s Day, a large percentage of which involve alcohol-impaired drivers.
To ensure your Saint Patrick’s celebration is fun, memorable, and injury-free, we’ve compiled a list of tips for keeping you and your family out of harm’s way this St.…

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