Iowa agencies encourage safety precautions over Fourth of July weekend

Iowa agencies encourage safety precautions over Fourth of July weekend


Planning to celebrate the Fourth of July with a few drinks, fireworks and boating? State and local law enforcement agencies are encouraging Iowans to keep those activities separate — and offering tips on how to remain safe over the holiday. 

“This is going to be a busy holiday weekend. There’s going to be many people visiting family, visiting friends, and just having a good time on the Fourth of July and celebrating this weekend,” Sgt. Alex Dinkla of the Iowa State Patrol said. “We can’t stress enough that if people choose to go out, make good choices, make reasonable choices, and ultimately, we want you to be safe as you’re getting to and from your destination.”

USA Today reported in 2020, an estimated 15,600 people in the U.S. were hospitalized with fireworks-related injuries alone — the highest number in the last 15 years, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Of those injuries, 66% happened between June 21, 2020 and July 21, 2020.



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