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Summer officially kicked off Friday, June 21st, and we couldn’t be happier! We love this time of the year, because it’s filled with picnics, tailgates, long weekends at the lake, and camping. These fun activities often involve socializing, eating, and drinking. And although it’s great to celebrate with friends and family, it’s essential that you stay safe this summer!  Daniel C. Miller Attorney is dedicated to keeping you safe and trouble-free, so we’ve decided to launch a series of summer safety blogs.

Drinking and Driving

If you follow our blog, you’ve probably noticed that we do a lot of writing about drinking and driving. This topic is something we like to stress, as it’s one of the largest safety issues our nation faces. To put things in perspective, consider that “In 2010, over 1.4 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.” This isn’t just a legal issue, though — your life could depend on it!

“Every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This amounts to one death every 48 minutes,” reported the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention. With so many innocent lives at risk, it’s essential that you stay safe and understand the laws pertaining to drinking and driving. Throughout this series, we’ll provide an in depth look at some of these laws and relate them to other summer safety tips.

Fireworks Safety

We love seeing dazzling bursts of color light up the sky on holidays like the Fourth of July, but it’s essential that you don’t allow the beauty of these explosives to disarm you. The fact of the matter is that fireworks are explosives and by nature, remain somewhat dangerous. It’s important to remember that extra precautions need to be taken when handling fireworks and that all fireworks-related laws must to be abided.

Recreational Vehicles

Boats, jet skis, ATVs (All Terrain Vehicles), bicycles, and other recreational vehicles make for great fun under the sun. But for you to stay safe this summer, all laws and safety measures concerning these vehicles need to be followed. Things as basic as wearing a helmet or seat belt can be life changing, so it’s important that you pay attention to the little things.

These are just a few of the many summer safety topics you can look forward to enjoying in our upcoming blog series. The information doesn’t end here, though. For more useful literature about the law and other safety issues, visit our site. And remember that Daniel C. Miller Attorney is here “When good people get in trouble.”