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Observing National Safety Month During the School Holidays

Jun 25, 2023

June is National Safety Month, and the school holidays are upon us. We want to take a moment to review some tips for keeping yourself, your belongings, and your family secure when going on any excursion and weekend road trips.

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Take precautions when planning a road trip.
Planning a road trip is a fun and exciting way to explore new places and create lasting memories. One of the most important steps is to map out your route ahead of time. This will help you avoid getting lost or stuck in traffic and allow you to plan for any necessary stops.

Checking the weather report is also a crucial aspect of road trip planning. You don’t want to get caught in extreme weather conditions!

👀 Be aware of your surroundings.
Safety should always be our top priority, especially when we’re out and about. Be aware of your surroundings and keep an eye out for areas that may be unsafe or crowded, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the area.

Trust your gut and avoid the situation if something feels off.

🏡 Secure your home before leaving.

Lock all doors and windows and set your security system if you have one. The last thing you want is to come back to find that someone has broken in and vandalised your property.

Make sure to double-check that all doors and windows are securely locked. If you have a security system, arm it before leaving.

🚘 Stay alert while driving.
Put away distractions such as cell phones. Be aware of other drivers’ actions and pay attention to posted speed limits.

We live in an age where we’re connected at all times, but when we’re driving, we need to switch our focus entirely to the road. That’s not to say that we shouldn’t be aware of what other drivers are doing — we absolutely should.

If we see someone swerving or driving erratically, we must give them plenty of space. And, of course, we should always pay attention to posted speed limits.

🤔 Use common sense when out and about.
It’s always important to keep your wits about you when you’re out and about. That means avoiding any unnecessary risks, like wearing headphones at night or walking in areas that aren’t well-lit.

Sometimes dangers aren’t so obvious, so it’s important to trust your intuition when it comes to potentially unsafe situations.

📱 Stay safe and connected on the go using a mobile safety app.
Staying safe and connected on the go can be a challenge, but with Lifestream you can rest assured knowing that you’re always protected. Lifestream allows users to stay informed about their family and loved ones while they travel or are away from home.

The app offers real-time location sharing so that family members can keep an eye on each other’s whereabouts. This way, they’ll know if someone is running late or needs help in an emergency situation.

Plus, it also sends out alerts when someone enters or leaves certain locations — perfect for keeping track of children who may wander off!