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Itasca, IL – Deaths from preventable incidents are 11 percent higher in July than the national average, making it the deadliest month of the year for unintentional injuries, according to National Safety Council analysis.[i] This increase is driven by upticks in fatal car crashes, drownings and extreme temperatures, among other events.
"Sun, sand and vacation selfies mark July as the peak of summer," said Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council. "Making safe choices can ensure July is the best month of the year, not the most deadly."
NSC recommends the following tips to stay safe this July:
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[i] According to Injury Facts, 2015[ii] NSC white paper, Understanding the distracted brain[iii] According to Injury Facts 2015[iv] According to Injury Facts 2015[v] According to KidsAndCars.org
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