Memorial Day weekend is the first long weekend in the summer months. It’s the beginning of grilling season; pools will be opening and the Indy 500.
This also means there will be many people on the road traveling so to make the weekend a smooth transition into summer, we are going to highlight a few safety measures to help you get on the road and enjoy this long weekend.
Don’t let your vehicle’s gas tank get too low. Keep an eye on the gas gauge and stop to fill up when you see it dip to about a quarter of a tank. No one wants to be stranded on the side of the highway without gas in an area that you are unfamiliar with.
Closely supervise children when they are near or in a body of water. Try to avoid distractions and make sure you are aware of where the safety equipment is.
When grilling up burgers and brats try to keep the grill in an open area and out from under an over hang or away from the house. Make sure you’re keeping an eye on the grill from little hands and pets that wander too close to the hot grill.
Also remember to drink responsibly if you are of age. Designate a sober driver before activities commence. If you are the host, make sure to provide non-alcoholic beverages to accommodate those who are the designated drivers.
Memorial Day weekend is a wonderful time to take out the boat, jump in the pool or grill up those juicy steaks you’ve been savoring over the past week. Remember to have a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend.
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