People generally associate the Fourth of July with fireworks. While they are a fun and exciting form of entertainment, they can also be very dangerous. Fireworks can become as hot as 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, which can lead to severe burns, amputations, lacerations, and blindness. With the Fourth of July approaching, it is important to be aware of Georgia’s firework regulations and how to stay safe.
The state of Georgia legalized selling novelty fireworks, such as sparklers, in 2005. Since then, the sale of all consumer fireworks became legal. Residents who are 18 or older are allowed to purchase the following fireworks in retail stores across the state:
While people within Georgia are legally allowed to use fireworks, there are some limitations. In addition to the age requirement, there are certain places that people are not able to use them. This can include:
Generally, there is a time limit during the day in which fireworks can be ignited. These hours may be extended by the authorities for holidays such as the Fourth of July.
When using fireworks, it is important to be safe and take the right precautions. The following are helpful safety tips to keep in mind when igniting fireworks:
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