Whether boating, swimming, flying, driving, snorkeling, hiking, camping, or just being out in the sun during the hot summer months, extra precautions are necessary to ensure your personal safety. Recklessness leads to accidents, and far too often, people ignore heat warnings, wind advisories, severe weather warnings and the like. Today, more than ever, these warnings could mean the difference between life and death.
Although youth are often targeted as the most reckless, adults are just as guilty of acting in reckless ways.
For instance, those of you leaving town in the next day or two for the holiday weekend may be advertising your departure on Facebook or other social websites that can easily be tracked to your house. You should let only close friends and family know when you’ll be gone for a few days, and wait to post it for the world to see when you get home.
If you are driving to your destination, the Georgia State Patrol is cautioning drivers to buckle up, and you can be sure you’ll see extra patrols along interstates and highways through the weekend.
You should enjoy yourself this summer, but do so in a safe, responsible way.