About the 4th of July
The Fourth of July, or Independence Day, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. It was at this time the Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies a new nation and were no longer part of the British Empire. Thus, the United States of America was born. We as Americans celebrate our country’s independence every year with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies. Our deep rooted patriotism lives on with us today, and we showcase our undying love for our nation every year.
The 4th of July is a day marked by long-distance travel. Transportation analysts expect almost 43 million Americans will take trips to destinations at least 50 miles from their home during this holiday period. Many flock to be with family, or to celebrate somewhere else. Observances differ by locations. From small towns to larger cities, citizens have created Independence Day celebrations that reflect their culture as well as their place in history. The different celebrations housed in each town have different meanings and festivities, but one thing remains constant; fireworks. An estimated 14,000 firework displays happen throughout the country each year, according to the American Pyrotechnics Association. We never seem to tire of watching the sky with “oohs” and “ahhs” of surprise and appreciation, just as our founding fathers did back in Philadelphia when they earned us our freedom. Another American tradition is as old as America’s oldest sport, Baseball. Every 4th of July, Americans go celebrate their favorite team and our freedom by attending a baseball game and indulging in its excitement. Ballpark hot dog and peanuts are classic foods eaten for generations on July 4th, becoming a tradition in itself.
With the many festivities and activities going on during the 4th of July, most of them include eating and drinking. Drinking alcohol and beer to celebrate dates back to our country’s founding itself, and is ever present today. Bars and restaurants offer drink specials nationwide to bring in Americans looking to party while celebrating freedom. Drinking is a great way to celebrate and party, but could become a problem if we become careless. As stated earlier, many people travel on this day, which makes the roads dangerous. With so many more vehicles on the road and large alcohol consumption, road safety becomes breached. Independence Day has actually been named the deadliest day on the road, with an average of 118 deaths each year from road accidents, many of which are alcohol-related. With that being said, it is important to plan out your safety accordingly.
Follow Basic Safety Practices
This should be pretty obvious but becomes extremely important on a day when accidents are much more common. When you get in your car, put your seatbelt on, it could be a lifesaver. Follow the rules of the road (stop at stop lights/stop signs, etc) to avoid unwarranted accidents. Most importantly, don’t drive if you are past the legal BAC limit if you have consumed alcohol. It’s a law that you don’t drive above a .08% BAC, and something that you should abide by. A day marked by heaving drinking is bound to have unsafe drivers on the road and it is not worth the risk to drive while impaired. The chance you are taking could be your life or the life of another. Find another way to get home safely. One way to do this is plan ahead. Before the 4th, figure out how you are getting to where you are going to celebrate at and how you are gonna get back home. Nominate a designated driver, or hire transportation to get you where you want to go safely.
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