The 4th of July is coming up and even though it falls in the middle of the week, the weekend celebrated is considered one of the most dangerous weekends for multiple reasons.

Obviously, injuries due to fireworks are one of the main reasons that make the holiday weekend (and the 4th) so dangerous but let's not forget about all the impaired drivers that are on the roads and the risk of fires due to fireworks.

According to A Secure Life, The Fourth of July weekend is one of the most dangerous weekends of the year for drivers. The holiday was the second-deadliest day of the year for drivers between 2012 and 2016.

When you combine the hottest month of the year along with fireworks it becomes less than ideal for fire safety. As you can imagine, states in the western part of the country are more at risk of fires due to dry weather.

A Secure Life's research shows a list of the safest and most dangerous states in the U.S. on and around the 4th of July.

 

10 Most Dangerous States on the Fourth of July 10 Safest States on the Fourth of July
1. Oklahoma 1. Delaware
2. Idaho 2. Illinois
3. Kansas 3. Wisconsin
4. Washington 4. Indiana
5. California 5. West Virginia
6. Arizona 6. Maryland
7. Nevada 7. Ohio
8. Oregon 8. Maine
9. Wyoming 9. Rhode Island
10. Tennessee 10. Michigan

If you live in Oklahoma, your state is the most dangerous due to its extremely high risk for wildfires.

We're looking pretty good in Michigan as we came in at #10 of the safest states on and around the 4th of July.