Infographic: The United States Of Fireworks Injuries
America may be the land of the free and the home of the brave, but there’s one thing we the people apparently can’t be trusted with: fireworks.
Four states across this great nation enforce complete bans on all consumer fireworks, The Washington Post reports. The states—Delaware, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York—are home to nearly 12 percent of the U.S. population. Five more states—Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Ohio, and Vermont—ban any fireworks beyond the tiny sparkler for consumers.
While it may seem overly strict to ban America’s symbol of celebration for so many, it may actually be in our own best interest. As Newsweek reports, an average 230 fireworks-related injuries occur near, or on, the Fourth of July.
Check out more weird laws and fireworks-related injuries below.
Infographic by Corbin K. Zahrt
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