(HealthDay News) -- More than 400 people will die and another 48,400 will be injured seriously enough to require medicalattentionin car crashes duringany holiday weekend, the U.S. National Safety Council estimates.
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Here's what the council suggests you can do to minimize your chances of risk:
- Always wear your seatbelt.
- Use proper car seats for children that are appropriate for their height, weight and age.
- Don't drink alcohol and drive.
- Get enough sleep and take periodic breaks to avoid fatigue.
- Don't use a cell phone while driving, either to text or make a call.
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