Spring Activities Safety Tips

April 11, 2017 | Personal Injury

With the cold winter weather months behind us and warmer temperatures around the corner, many people in the Indianapolis area will be getting outside to engage in some physical activity. Unfortunately, doing so can expose you to a significant risk of injury. Here are some ways to minimize the chances that you will get hurt this spring.

Check the Condition of Your Recreational Equipment

As the weather warms, you may be excited to get recreational equipment out of storage and get some outdoor exercise. While it may be tempting to grab your stuff and go, it is important to keep in mind that recreational equipment that has been sitting unused for months may not be in good condition. For example, if your bike has been in your garage or basement since the fall, be sure to check the brakes, tires, derailleurs, and condition of the chain before taking it out. Here are some other examples of recreational equipment that should be thoroughly examined before use:

  • Camping gear
  • Boats, canoes, or other watercraft
  • Gas grills
  • Scooters
  • Strollers

Consider Pedestrian Safety

With warmer weather, you may find yourself walking from place to place more often. Be sure to consider pedestrian safety, including wearing brightly colored clothing, carrying a flashlight at night, crossing streets only at intersections or in crosswalks, and making sure you are not distracted by your phone or other gadgets while you are walking. Pedestrian accidents can turn deadly in a split second, especially when more drivers on the road are distracted.

Review Water Safety Rules

Spring is a great time to review water safety rules, especially with young children who may be part of your family. With the hot summer months just weeks away, many people will be visiting public and private pools throughout the area to relax in the sun and get a break from the heat. Some important water safety tips from the American Red Cross include the following:

  • Swim in designated areas that are monitored by a lifeguard.
  • Always swim with others, never alone.
  • Never leave young children unattended by water.
  • If you have a pool on your property, make sure it is properly secured.
  • Avoid swimming while under the influence of alcohol.

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