Thanksgiving is around the corner. That means millions of people will be traveling on the public roadways.
Here are a few tips to help you have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving:
- Always follow the rules of the road;
- If you’re in a work zone, exercise caution;
- Make frequent stops--don’t drive while drowsy;
- Post-Thanksgiving meal, make sure you are okay to drive. Drowsy driving is impaired driving;
- Do not drive after drinking. This holiday is a big celebration day. Be careful and be smart;
- Make sure your vehicle is road ready (brakes, belts, battery, etc..).
Safety tips while cooking.
Cooks should avoid wearing loose clothing or dangling sleeves while preparing the holiday meal.
Also, never leave the stove unattended. If the cook has to leave the kitchen even for a short time, turn off the stove.
More cooking safety steps include:
Check food regularly.
Use a timer as a reminder that the stove or oven is on.
Keep children and pets away from the cooking area. Pans on the stove—keep the handles turned in. Many injuries to children occur when a small hand grabs and pulls down a hot pot; Keep anything that can catch fire - pot holders, oven mitts, wooden utensils, paper or plastic bags, food packaging, and towels or curtains—away from the stove, oven or any other appliance in the kitchen that generates heat.
Clean cooking surfaces on a regular basis to prevent grease buildup.
Consider purchasing a fire extinguisher to keep in the kitchen.
Always check the kitchen before going to bed or leaving the home to make sure all stoves, ovens, and small appliances are turned off.
Have a happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving!