Are you traveling for labor day? You’re not alone. According to AAA’s Labor Day travel forecast, an estimated 35 million Americans traveled 50 miles or more last Labor Day weekend.

It can also be a dangerous weekend. The National Safety Council estimates that 420 people may be killed on US roads this Labor Day period.

Here are some safety tips to ensure a safe Labor Day Weekend:

Driving Tips

  • Plan ahead
  • Buckle up
  • Leave early
  • Have alternate routes
  • Be patient. A lot of people are traveling this weekend.
  • If you encounter a drunk driver, contact local law enforcement. (You could save a life)
  • Stay alert.

Water Safety

While a lot of people hit the water to beat the heat at the end of the summer, it can be dangerous if the proper precautions are not taken.

  • Never consume alcohol while driving a boat.
  • Always wear life preservers.
  • Never dive headfirst.
  • Always swim with a buddy.
  • Always have a first aid kit nearby.
  • Drink plenty of water.

Grilling Safety

  • Check gas grill hoses for cracks, holes and leaks.
  • Keep children away from grills.
  • Never grill in the garage or anywhere inside.
  • Keep your grill at least two feet ways from branches, decks, and any outdoor equipment that can easily catch fire.

Have a great Labor Day!