Denver — (Dara Zeier) The 4th of July weekend has arrived and people across the state of Colorado will be celebrating the holiday with fireworks. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission says that 10,200 people were treated in emergency rooms in 2022 for fireworks injuries.
According to the U.S. CPSC, fireworks-related injuries increased by 25% from 2006 to 2021.
“It’s imperative that consumers know the risks involved in using fireworks, so injuries and tragedies can be prevented. The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to watch the professional displays,” said CPSC Chair Alex Hoehn-Saric.
Here are some tips from the U.S. CPSC to help you celebrate the 4th of July holiday safely:
The Colorado Department of Transportation, along with the Colorado State Patrol and other local law enforcement agencies will start increased DUI enforcement this weekend.
CDOT said Coloradans can be prepared with a sober ride home by:
To save lives this holiday weekend, CDOT, Governors Highway Safety Association and Uber said they are providing Uber ride credits as a safe and sober alternative to impaired driving.
If you’ve been injured by a drunk driver, contact our experienced and compassionate drunk driving attorneys for a free and confidential consultation.