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Dodge New Year’s dangers

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While the heavy rains of Friday and Saturday have diminished the chance of fire from wayward fireworks, there is still a danger — personal injury.

Each year many people are maimed or killed by the misuse of fireworks. When you mix miniature bombs with alcohol, you’ve created a recipe for disaster. All it takes is a moments distraction for catastrophe to occur.

Likewise, alcohol figures into the mix of another calamity that occurs too often on holidays — drunk driving, compounded by fatality traffic accidents.

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