It’s finally summer! Barbeques, baseball games, concerts, pool parties, hanging out on the beach… these are the activities we’ve been looking forward to doing all winter long! The only thing you have to worry about is tan lines and keeping ice in the cooler, right? Unfortunately, while the sun and warm weather allows us to take advantage of the outdoors, excessive heat, sweating, and not keeping properly hydrated creates down side to fun in the sun as well.
According to the CDC, Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death in the first 30 years of American's lives. The most effective way to prevent death, and our best defense in a car crash is to wear our seat belts. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2016, seat belt use in passenger vehicles saved an estimated 14,668 lives. Though many Americans understand why wearing a seat belt is critical (in fact, seat belt use is actually on the rise), and it is against the law to not wear your seat belt, nearly 27.5 million people still don't wear them. Here are the top 5 things (according to the NHTSA) that you should know about wearing a seat belt:
Rock and roll! It time to venture out! Vacations, hikes, camping and leisure activities are what life is about. Since we were little and just learning to walk and talk we were discovering everything that made a noise, moved and made us go "I'm going over there!" As little kids we also learned about how we could get hurt or disappointed when we got into trouble going on these adventures. As adults we still want to do the same. Go out and adventure! This is all great fun, however we need to pre-plan so we don't make the mistakes we did as kids.