Holiday Safety Tips- "You Should Know" December 2014
’Tis the season for everything holly, jolly, merry and bright. But celebrating the spirit of the holidays takes more than just planning the perfect menu and stunning home decor. Thanksgiving to New Year’s can pose a greater risk for house fires, decorating injuries and drunk driving crashes. This month’s You Should Know offers tips for avoiding these common (but preventable) seasonal mishaps.
Other articles in this month’s newsletter…
Falling off ladders, stepping on broken ornaments and other decorating injuries send an average of 12,000 Americans to the emergency room between November and December, or about 250 per day.
Christmas tree fires caused 230 home fires on average each year from 2007 to 2011, resulting in six fatalities and 22 injuries. Malfunctioning holiday lights are often the culprit.
Drunk driving accidents and fatalities often spike during every major holiday, with July 4th in the lead followed closely by New Year’s Eve and Thanksgiving as shown in this infographic.
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