Preventable incidents make July the ‘most deadly’ month, NSC says

Deaths related to preventable incidents – including motor vehicle crashes, drownings and exposure to extreme temperatures – are 11 percent higher in July than any other month, according to the National Safety Council.

To help people stay safe this July, the NSC recommends the following:

  • Do not speed while driving.
  • Do not use a cell phone while driving.
  • Do not drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Avoid being outdoors in the heat for extended amounts of time.
  • Stay hydrated.

If children are in the vehicle, place them in age-appropriate safety seats and never leave them alone in a hot vehicle.

“Making safe choices can ensure July is the best month of the year, not the most deadly,” Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO of NSC, said in a press release.