I read this on the Internet and I found it useful:
June is considered National Safety Month across the country, so the National Safety Council is encouraging everyone to pay particular attention to staying safe this summer. This applies to all people, not just drivers.
Many accidents are preventable when you simply practice safer behaviors, so paying attention to safety in all kinds of situations is advisable. According to the National Safety Council, this month features a different focus every week. Past weeks have focused on employee wellness and ergonomics, while next week will focus on trips, slips, and falls. The last week of June will be devoted to driver safety, which is especially important since traffic, and all types of accidents, tends to increase during these upcoming months.
In particular, the focus of the driving safety week June 24 to 30 will be on:
- Driving without distractions like cell phones.
- Proper use of seatbelts.
- Avoiding impaired or aggressive driving.
The good news is that most safety issues, both in the car and outside of it, are within your control so you can be safe with a little additional awareness. After all, that’s the main point of National Safety Month.
Tips on Avoiding Tragic Accidents
Many accidents can be avoided, whether they involve cars or falls – and most accidents are caused by lack of sleep, impairment from alcohol or medications, and stress. Distractions and a general lack of awareness also rank high when it comes to typical causes of accidents, which means you have the ability to reduce safety issues.
According to the same source, you can use the following tips to avoid accidents that do not take place on the road:
- Unload and lock up guns.
- Put up a fence around pools.
- Get sufficient sleep.
- Try to reduce your stress to increase your awareness.
These are all small changes you can make to improve your safety in all areas of life.
The Importance of Taking Steps Toward Safety
Many people have the attitude that they are immune to life-changing accidents, but no one is. This behavior can endanger everyone, including loved ones and strangers alike. For this reason, you are advised to take a little time to increase the safety in your life, and don’t stop when June ends. Safety should be a priority all year long, and you can get started by implementing these tips.
Very helpful information! You can read more by going on-line and typing in “June National Safety Month”. There is a lot to read.
If you don’t have your MIMI™ Medical yet, June is a great month to purchase it! If you fall victim to a “life changing accident” – be prepared with your medical history information. Help your doctor help you!