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Fourth of July Safety

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By KMVT News

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV )

It's a day for celebration for all Americans’ , but sometimes leads to tragedy.
According to data from national highway traffic safety administration, during July 4th holiday period over the last five years 765 people lost their lives in crashes
These fatalities account for 40% percent of all motor vehicle traffic fatalities over this same five–year period.
Sergeant of the twin falls police department says that they received more than average calls Friday, but expect more before the weekend ends.
"We do arrest a fair amount of DUI's on the weekend as we see an increase on those calls for service."
This Year, However, The Magic Valley Paramedic Center Received Most Of Its Calls Because Of The Hot Weather
"We were busy like always it seems like the fourth of July is always the really busy holiday but the calls were a little different yesterday it seemed like we didn't have a lot of car accidents and stuff after the fireworks, like we've done in years in the years there a lot heat strokes and people not drinking water."
Staying safe is law enforcements number one priority on one of the deadliest days of the year.
"We typically bring out a few extra officers to work that specifically like we did last night, we always have an increase incalls for service just try to keep a presence out there so that people stay somewhat sane."
"So if you're going to be outside drink water it's going to be a hot weekend, not a ton of alcohol of course if you're out in the water, life jackets things like that."



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