by William Skink
On this 4th of July the biggest risk you will be taking is getting behind the wheel of a motorized vehicle. The data says this is true, but I bet you will be thinking about different risks this weekend.
Yesterday I only avoided a head-on collision with an elderly couple because I am a defensive driver prepared to slam on the breaks at the slightest indication of stupidity/distraction/inebriation/being old. I also gave the old man a good 3 second blast of my horn. Despite that, he almost pulled out in front of ANOTHER DRIVER.
Stay safe out there and do what you can to mitigate your risk. For me that means sheltering in place with Legos and enough fireworks to keep the kids entertained.