Louisville, Kentucky (PRWEB) June 18, 2013
Kentucky Personal Injury Lawyer Mike Schafer says the celebration of the National Safety Month is a great opportunity for everyone to practice road safety and help prevent road traffic injuries and fatalities. Since 1996, National Safety Month has been observed every June. This annual observance aims to promote and increase public awareness of the leading safety and health risks and educate people how to prevent injuries and deaths.
National Safety Month
“Safety Starts With Me” is this year’s theme of the National Safety Month. Each week in June has a different theme. Week one carried the theme “Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls.” This week, the focus is on “Employee Wellness.” For Weeks three and four, the themes are “Emergency Preparedness” and “Ergonomics respectively.” Besides the main themes, National Safety Month also includes bonus topics such as “Summer Safety” and “Driving Safety.”
“I know how essential safety is, especially when we are on the road and we can do something to prevent road accidents from happening. It is important to observe safety laws and it should always start with you, whether you are a driver, a passenger, a motorcyclist, a bicyclist or a pedestrian,” Schafer stressed.
Schafer reminds motorists to always keep their focus on the road and refrain from making phone calls or texting while driving. He added that wearing safety gear is a must. “For drivers and passengers, wear your seat belts. For people who ride their bikes or motorcycles, always wear your helmet,” he said.
Moreover, Schafer warns drivers that drinking alcohol and driving do not go together. About every 30 minutes, someone is killed in an alcohol-related crash in the U.S. and every two minutes, someone is injured. “This National Safety Awareness Month, let us be reminded that no one owns the road; it is for everyone to share with other motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. Drive with utmost consideration and practice road safety tips,” Schafer pointed out.