Keeping safe on the 4th of July
Posted at: 07/04/2012 6:12 AM
For many, the Fourth of July celebration starts on the water and marine patrols are well aware.
They'll be out in full force looking to stop partyers and speeders, especially making sure there are life jackets aboard.
Marine patrols also stress the importance of having a working marine radio.
Cell phones are great on land, but as boaters head offshore the phone signal weakens as they move away from the coastline.
And on the roads, expect to see increased DUI checkpoints all hours of the day, all week long.
If you're planning a barbecue to celebrate, don't forget food safety. Don't leave food out un-refrigerated for more than two hours and only one hour if it's out in the hot weather.