Vaccines, new treatments, natural immunity and continued precautions in the battle against COVID have allowed us to make significant strides in recent months in getting back to doing more normal things. That’s likely to be the case on an even larger scale this year as we approach one of America’s most celebrated holidays—Independence Day.
While many might feel a greater comfort level in celebrating with family and friends this Fourth of July, those whose job it is to help keep us safe want to make sure that greater feeling of freedom doesn’t lead to tragedy.
That’s why the Lehigh Valley DUI/Highway Safety Task Force held its annual “Booze, Belts and Burns” holiday safety news conference this week to urge caution while celebrating. An anticipated 42 million Americans are expected to travel over the holiday according to Captain Derek Koch, Commanding Officer, Pennsylvania State Police, Troop M, Bethlehem.