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Jul 6

NSC: 8 Tips for Safe Driving this Holiday Weekend (and All Summer Long) – EHS Today

The Independence Day holiday weekend begins on 6 p.m. ET Friday, June 30 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET Tuesday, July 4. During this period, the National Safety Council (NSC) estimates that 582 people will lose their lives in traffic accidents.

The estimate is the highest the NSC has released since 2006. The organization says an additional 66,900 people possibly could be injured.

"The Council issues these estimates to empower drivers to make safe decisions behind the wheel, because the only acceptable number of deaths is zero, said Deborah A.P. Hersman, NSC president and CEO in a statement. We hope Americans will spend their holiday safely watching fireworks and celebrating with families rather than sitting in an emergency room."

According to the NSCs State of Safety report, the number of preventable deaths on the roads, in homes, communities and the workplace are at an all-time high.

The organization recommends the following tips to ensure a safer holiday weekend:

Additional information about the NSC motor vehicle fatality estimates for the July 4 holiday period can be found here.

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NSC: 8 Tips for Safe Driving this Holiday Weekend (and All Summer Long) - EHS Today

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