End of School Year Summer Safety Tips

The school year is almost over, and with summer right around the corner, it is important to start planning ahead. Students look forward to their summer break eagerly all throughout the year. Family vacations, outdoor activities, and increased free time all sound great, but they all come with increased opportunities for something to go wrong. This blog aims to inform you about some valuable end of school year safety tips to ensure a fun and safe summer for your family. In this blog, we’ll go over how to stay safe during summer activities and provide travel safety recommendations. 

Staying Safe During Summer Activities

Depending on where you live, summer can bring some really comfortable, or some really harsh weather. Here in Texas, summer is known to bring extremely hot weather, with recent summers averaging 100 degree temperatures. Severe weather conditions like these can bring fatal consequences. Dehydration, heat exhaustion, and sun burns are all common summer hazards that we must watch out for. Staying hydrated and protected from the sun is vital. Drinking plenty of water, staying in the shade, and wearing sunscreen can help you prevent experiencing these hazards. Hot days call for pool days, but that comes with more hazards to be on the lookout for. Drowning is extremely common in the summer time. Anyone can drown, regardless of age or swimming experience, so it is important to stay aware of your surroundings and practice proper swimming etiquette. Wear proper swimming attire, use floaties, and always watch your step when entering and exiting a pool. Many people use their spare time during the summer to partake in various outdoor activities. Activities include fishing, playing sports, and hiking among others. These activities can also prove to be dangerous. It is important to always wear the required protective gear for these activities. If you are fishing, always stay hydrated, wear protective clothing and sunglasses, and be careful when handling hooks. If you are playing sports, wear the required gear for the respective sport, such as shoulder pads, shin guards, or helmets. If you are hiking, be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and always watch your step. One second is all it takes for an accident to take place. Staying vigilant and prepared can help you prevent a summer catastrophe from taking place. 

Ensuring Safe Travels

Summer vacations often involve traveling somewhere. Many families take long road trips or book flights across the country to get away for a while. If traveling by road, make sure to plan your routes ahead of time. Make sure that your vehicle is properly maintenance and can withstand a long road trip with no issues. Make sure your tires are properly inflated and ready for the road. Always wear a seatbelt and make sure to take breaks when driving for long distances. If you are driving and feel tired, pull over and take a break, or swap driving duties with another passenger. Avoid distractions, follow the speed limits, use your turn signals, and keep a safe following distance from the cars in front of you. If you are flying, make sure you pack enough for the duration of the trip, and remember to stay within TSA guidelines while doing so. Keep track of your belongings and your family and keep a heightened sense of awareness in foreign places, especially airports. 

Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney

By following these safety summer tips, you can ensure a safe summer vacation. However, accidents due to others’ negligence can still occur. If you or a loved one has hurt or injured due to someone else’s negligence do not wait to reach out to us. At Thomas J. Henry Law, our team of experienced personal injury attorneys has successfully represented countless individuals over the past 30 years. We are committed to helping you understand your legal options and providing you with the guidance and representation you need during this challenging time. With a team of more than 200 experienced attorneys and 350 supporting staff members in offices across San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Austin, Dallas Fort-Worth, and Houston, clients can rest assured that there is always someone working on their claim. Contact us to help you get the relief you need. Your safety and well-being are our top priorities.

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