Prevent accidents and keep your family and clients safe

As your family and clients are enjoying some vacation time this summer, Paul Davis has identified some hazards and safety tips for you to experience this happy time to the fullest.

Water Safety
• Avoid going in the water if you don’t know how to swim
• Don’t swim alone
• Learn CPR and rescue techniques
• If caught in a current, don’t fight it and float with it
• Don’t push or jump on others
• Don’t drink alcohol while in the water

Bug Safety
• Use insect repellant, wear long-sleeve shirts and long pants
• Keep all doors and windows closed
• Scrub or empty planters, birdbaths, vases, and flowerpot saucers often to avoid mosquitoes laying their eggs in standing water

Pedestrian Safety
• Walk on the sidewalk; if no sidewalk is available, walk facing traffic
• Cross streets at crosswalks
• Look left, right and left again before crossing the street, making eye contact with drivers
• Don’t use your cell phone or wear earbuds while walking
• Avoid alcohol or drugs when walking
• Wear bright clothing and use a flashlight at night
• Stay alert for cars entering or exiting driveways or backing up in parking lots

Bicycling Safety
• Have a horn or bell, a rear-view mirror and a bright headlight if possible
• If riding at night, wear reflective clothing and use flashing lights
• Wear a helmet on every bike ride regardless of the length of the ride.
• Follow the same rules as motorists
• Ride single-file in the direction of traffic
• Stay alert for opening car doors and other hazards
• Use hand signals when turning and extra care at intersections
• Before entering traffic, stop and look left, right, left again and over your shoulder