Summertime weather calls for summertime activities. Unfortunately, that fun in the sun can lead to serious injuries. Whether that be on a boat with your family, swimming in the pool, or zooming around on your ATV, accidents can happen at any time while you and your loved ones enjoy the summer heat.
According to the National Safety Council, in 2020, August proved to be the deadliest month when it came to motor-vehicle deaths. In fact, July, August, and October have continuously topped data charts over the years when it came to motor-vehicle fatalities. Here are some important statistics to keep in mind for when the temperatures rise:
- The “100 Deadliest Days of Summer,” otherwise known as the travel period between Memorial Day and Labor Day, is the deadliest for drivers between ages 15-20.
- The Fourth of July is considered one of the deadliest holidays in the year.
- Summertime is peak season for highway work zones making them common areas for motor-vehicle crashes and fatalities.
Summertime weather brings about its own set of personal injury perils that everyone should be aware of. In addition to motor-vehicle crashes, summer is primetime for outdoor activities that leave you and your family at a heightened risk of danger. Activities such as the following should be approached with caution:
- Watercraft and boating.
- Swimming (both in pools and natural waters).
- Diving or jumping in water.
- Water-related activities such as tubing.
- Bicycle accidents.
Enjoy the weather but don't let things get out of "Sand!"