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It’s almost time again for the holiday season, and while it can be a fun time of year, it can also be dangerous. Whether alone, with family, or with friends, you want to be extra safe around your community this time of year. Here are some safety tips you’ll want to keep in mind.
1. Pay Attention When Driving
Many people will be traveling during the holidays, and many people will be using their vehicles. Remember that there may also be children on school breaks who will likely have less experience than adults with driving during a high traffic volume time of year. You need to be aware of the increased traffic volume and increased car accidents with possible injuries. Be aware and cautious while driving, especially during any holiday traffic congestion.
2. Keep Your Phone Encrypted
Taking charge of your smartphone security when you’re out in public is essential. Make sure that you always lock your smartphone with a password or encryption option if you are traveling or in public areas where people are around who aren’t friends or family members who have access to your phone. Their many risks today with information security on your phone. You can easily be a victim of having your information hacked.
3. Pay Attention to Your Surroundings
It would help if you were extra cautious this time of year in public spaces because you never know what might be happening around you. Please keep your eyes open for any unusual situations that may be going on around you, whether it’s a strange vehicle or even a person who looks like they are up to something suspicious.
4. Watch Out For Contaminated Water
Although most people have a nice cold drink to help, they cool down and avoid drinking water from public fountains. There is a chance that the water supply at the fountain has been compromised by someone who may have sprayed the water with chemicals that could be poisonous or harmful. If you are camping or staying in a cabin, make sure you either purify the water before using it for drinking or do not use it for drinking.
5. Dress Warmly
It is essential to keep yourself warm during this time of year. Many people will be outside for extended periods when attending community events such as shopping, holiday parties, and more. Make sure you dress appropriately for the event you’ll be attending and keep yourself warm with proper clothing.
6. Use Caution Around Your Home
Check your home and all exterior doors before leaving it alone. Do a quick walk-through of your home, checking all windows and doors to ensure they’re locked. You can also use door stops on doors that don’t have a deadbolt lock. Make sure that your garage door is closed and locked, too.
The holiday season is always when you’ll want to be extra cautious. It can be fun, but it’s also a time when you can be susceptible to many dangers. Keep your eyes open for anything that may appear suspicious, keep your head on a swivel, and remember not to let your guard down for a moment. Be safe this holiday season!