Stay safe this Independence Day.

While the Fourth of July brings many exciting opportunities to celebrate and have fun, this holiday is not without its risks. If you would like to protect all your loved ones this Independence Day, here are some of the safety tips that you should keep in mind.

Fireworks Safety

Playing with fireworks is not only dangerous, but it may be illegal depending on the state you live in. Obviously, if you live in a state where firework use is illegal, such as California, then you should not attempt to shoot off fireworks this Independence Day. Even if fireworks are legal in your state, it’s important to understand that improper handling could lead to fire, property damage, and serious injury. As a general rule, it’s much safer to leave the fireworks to the professionals on the Fourth of July.

Beach Safety

If you are like many other Americans and plan to spend the Fourth at the beach, it’s important that you are careful. For starters, you should try to stay on beaches that are patrolled by lifeguards. Additionally, you should check weather and water conditions to ensure that it’s safe to swim. You should also take the necessary precautions to protect yourself from sun exposure. Apply and reapply sunblock frequently, wear protective clothing such as hats, sunglasses, long-sleeved shirts, and so on to limit the amount of skin exposed to the sun; and stay in the shade to protect against sunburn and other skin conditions.

Driving Safety

Finally, it’s important that you stay safe while driving on the Fourth of July. As this holiday is often celebrated with alcohol, there is an increased risk of drunk drivers on the road. The best way to stay safe is by avoiding driving on this holiday. However, if you cannot avoid this, make sure you stay vigilant and employ defensive strategies while you are driving this Independence Day.

Try out these safety suggestions this Fourth of July.  Want another way to protect yourself and your loved ones this holiday?  Then make sure you have the proper personal insurance protections in place.  For assistance with all your coverage needs, contact the experts at Randy Jones Insurance Services  in Pleasanton, California.  We are ready to get you the coverage that you need today.