labor day weekend safety tips to keep you safe this holiday

There’s no reason your Labor Day celebration can’t be as safe as it is fun. Labor Day signals the end of summer and the last weekend to swim, grill and enjoy the weather before the changing seasons drive us back indoors. While no one Labor Day activity is particularly unsafe, the combination of crowds, alcohol, increased travel and trips to water often require us to take safety into consideration when implementing our holiday plans. 

Hupy and Abraham, S.C. provides these safety tips to remind everyone to take a few minutes to ensure that their holiday festivities are as safe as possible this Labor Day weekend.

Top Labor Day Weekend Safety Tips


If you will be traveling, keep in mind the traffic will be heavy. Additionally, in our hometown of Milwaukee, the Harley-Davidson Milwaukee Rally will also be taking place. When driving, we urge you to:

  • Don’t drink and drive. Designate a driver instead, or utilize Safe Ride if at a participating location!

  • Watch for Motorcycles! There will be many on the road, especially during the rally.

  • Allow enough time for travel and avoid excessive speeding.

  • Eliminate all distracting driving activities, especially using cell phones and mobile devices.

  • Remain alert for other (potentially intoxicated) drivers and drive defensively.


Remember, even if you aren’t a drinker, chances are good that someone else at the lake is. Be conscientious of individuals with impaired judgment who may be in or near swimming areas. On the water, remember to:

  • Check weather and water conditions before and throughout the day.

  • Always swim with a buddy in designated swimming areas supervised by a lifeguard.

  • Constantly supervise any children in or near the water.

  • Provide young children and inexperienced swimmers with Coast Guard-approved life jackets.


If grilling is a part of your planed festivities, please observe the following to enjoy a safe cookout for you and those you are celebrating with. When grilling, please be sure to:

  • Place the grill away from the house, tree branches or anything that could catch fire.

  • Keep children and pets away from the grill.

  • Avoid the use of charcoal starter or lighter fluid once coals have already ignited.

  • Clean grill after every use.

  • Maintain a spray water bottle handy for flare-ups.

Injured in a Labor Day Accident?

The experienced personal injury attorneys at Hupy and Abraham hope that with these tips in mind, you and your family have a safe and fun-filled Labor Day weekend. For an even safer weekend, you can get a FREE Watch for Motorcycles sticker HERE to help protect riders, especially during the busy Milwaukee Rally. Or, get a FREE DNT TXT N DRV sticker to help remind drivers to avoid distractions on the roadways!

And in the event that you or a loved one is injured due to the negligence of someone else this Labor Day weekend, please contact Hupy and Abraham. Call us at 800-800-5678, or start a live chat with us now at

Jill Erin Wellskopf
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