Labor Day tips

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Many people view Labor Day as the end of summer and their last chance to travel, go to the lake or camp in the mountains and national forests or fire up the grill for family gatherings. The American Red Cross offers safety tips to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable holiday.
“While many people will spend the Labor Day weekend traveling and spending time with family and friends, no one should take a vacation from safety,” said Rahim Balsara, CEO of The American Red Cross in New Mexico.. “It’s still important that people work to remain vigilant on the road, at the lake, in the mountains and forests and at cookouts.”
People should follow these safety tips
Tips for Safe Travel
• Carry an emergency supply kit in your trunk.
• Let someone know your destination, your route, and when you expect to arrive.
• Buckle up and observe speed limits.
• Don’t drink and drive.
Tips for Safe Swimming
• Check weather and water conditions beforehand and throughout the day.
• Always swim with a buddy in a designated swimming area supervised by a lifeguard.
• Provide constant supervision to children in or near the water and always stay within arm’s reach of young children and inexperienced swimmers while they are in the water.
• Young children and inexperienced swimmers should wear U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets.