Mistakes to avoid on 4th of July
lately became too much than before; and now it’s the best time for you to stay safe while you are celebrating that special day with your family and friends. On that day you will find millions of Americans will get together to celebrate the nation birthday (the Independence Day).
Most of Americans will do one of these things on 4th of July: grill out, eat out, spend fun time in the sun and watching fireworks. Because of Fourth of July is a regularly the deadliest holiday; we will provide you with some famous mistakes to avoid on 4th of July. So try to follow these tips to stay safe while you celebrate.
Setting your picnic out all afternoon
Most people forget about bacteria thriving in temperatures from 40°F to 140°F; when they setting their picnic out all afternoon. So try to keep your hot food on the grill and your cold food in a cooler. After two hours out, I think it’s time to toss your perishable food (one hour if the temperature’s greater than 90°F).
Drinking and driving
The alcohol use is the top known contributing factor in fatal driving and fatal boating accidents too. Be aware that you can’t control yourself at all after drinking alcohol even if you drink one small cup. So, getting behind the wheel after several drinks seems like one of the absolute dumbest things to do this Fourth of July or even in your daily time. Well try not to harm yourself or even your body by drinking alcohol at all weather you are driving, boating or even walking. This is the right time for you to think million times before you drink alcohol and end up your life in an accident or living on a wheelchair.
Some more mistakes to avoid on 4th of July
Driving through tall and dry vegetation
Try to avoid driving through tall and dry vegetation because of the heat from the underside of a vehicle can be hot enough to start a fire. So my big advice to you is to stick to the roads and well-groomed trails for driving.
Storing a propane tank in the trunk of your car
The propane is a sensitive gas at high temperatures (i.e. it can explode); if you want to transport propane tank in the trunk of your car make sure you:
Tide up your propane tank to avoid rolling it around in your trunk
Keep it wedged upright in a box or other container. The tanks are built with a safety valve, which only works when the tank is vertical.
Put your propane tank is the last stop on your list to put it in your car, park your car in the shade and move it out of your car when you arrive to your last destination.
Leaving your dog in the car while you set up your camp
If you leaving your car in a direct sun. Your car temperatures can reach 110°F even if it’s only in the 60s outside. So leaving your dog in the car and ignoring it can be deadly. The same goes for kids too. You may find at least 16 states have laws preventing leaving pets in a hot car.
Applying expired sunscreen
Your tube in your medicine cabinet may be expired that’s mean it’s not good for use anymore. The FDA says: try to check your sunscreen or medicine expiration dates from time to time; because some sunscreen ingredients might become less effective over time. These mistakes to avoid on 4th of July can lead you to a fabulous patriotic day vacation.
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Walking a lot and forgetting your feet
On 4th of July you may walk a lot that day and forget about your feet or you may walk without wearing your shoes. So don’t be forced to do the real walk like that.
Peeing in the pool
When pee or poop gets in the water and reacts with the chlorine can make dangerous chemicals. These dangerous chemicals can cause your eyes to get red and sting, make your nose run, and make you cough.
Writing with sparklers
It looks really cool … until the sparks fly and set your yard/hair/clothes/house on fire. If you want to make it; so try to wear a fireproof cloth with an eye mask and something to cover your hair. Plus avoid lighting more than one at once.
Not supervising kids and sparklers
Sparklers are a great alternative to big, loud fireworks. But sparklers still very dangerous materials. So to celebrate safely, keep a hose or bucket of water close by, and choose a clear area away from your house, dry leaves, spectators and other flammable materials.
Ignoring fire restrictions in park services at the national, state
Some places can apply burn bans or fire restrictions in certain areas. So stop lighting a campfire thinking there are low odds of fires and follow the park restrictions. Fires under extended drought or low humidity conditions can quickly spiral out of control.
Trying to light or re-light failed fireworks with or without children
Most fireworks injuries are caused by misuse or unexpected ignition. So try Wait at least from 10 to 20 minutes before going near a failed firework. Place all used fireworks in a bucket of water for at least 15 minutes before disposing of it in the trash. And keep them away from children at all times.
Leaving behind you something that can start a fire
Try discarding all cigarette butts and discarded matches and soak them with water safely instead of tossing them on the ground before you leaving the park.