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Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

Avoid accidents, road rage, fights, and other holiday shopping hazards by reading this list and checking it twice.

During the busiest shopping weekends of the year, it is important to take some extra safety precautions to protect yourself this holiday season. Black Friday savings bring out the jolly in most people, but it’s best to stay alert and remain cautious. Consider these holiday shopping safety tips from Statefarm:

  • Keep your purse close to your body and your wallet tucked away.

  • Do not argue or fight over an item.

  • Do not take your money out until asked.

  • Do not show that you are carrying cash.

  • Save your receipts and monitor your credit card activity.

  • If shopping with children, select a central meet-up location in case you are separated. Teach your children how to ask a security guard or employee for help if they’re lost.

Driving during the holiday season, especially during busy shopping weekends, can be extremely stressful and sometimes dangerous. With so many people on the roads, you may encounter aggressive drivers. Here are some holiday driving safety tips from Statefarm:

  • Be patient when looking for a parking space.

  • Park your vehicle in a well-lit area.

  • Do not add to road rage- drive defensively.

  • Do not leave anything valuable in your car.

  • Lock your vehicle and make a mental note of where you parked.

  • Have your keys in hand when walking back to your vehicle.

  • Check around and under your vehicle before approaching it.

  • Store shopping bags out of plain sight, in your trunk, if possible.

  • Look for other cars or people, then back out slowly.

  • Exit the premises with caution.

Employees and employers should also take safety precautions so they can prepare for crowds and shoppers. Check out these Black Friday and holiday shopping safety tips for employees and employers from OSHA:

  • Use on-site trained security personnel or police officers to handle any and all disputes, disagreements, and fights.

  • Set up barricades or rope lines for pedestrians that do not start right in front of the store’s entrance.

  • Implement crowd measures well in advance of customers visiting the store.

  • Monitor the maximum occupancy level.

  • Have emergency procedures in place to address any dangers.

  • Make sure nothing is blocking the exit.

If you have been injured in an auto or work accident, the experienced attorneys at Kimmel Carter are here to help. Call (302) 565-6100 for a free legal consultation.



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