They are beautiful. Mornings full of Balloons as far as the eye can see and dozens of safety concerns. If you are a visiting traveller, participant or observer, there are precautions you should take coming and going from the events.
- Drive safely. If you are behind the wheel pay attention. Albuquerque sees an uptick in fender benders during the Fiesta.
- If a balloon has gone down in a power line, exercise extreme caution. Those on the ground risk completing the grounding of the current and causing a deadly connection. Stay clear and let professionals assist.
- When parking, hide and stow valuables. Lean back chairs over valuables to slow window smash and grabs.
- Travel with others you know. The mornings are dark and sometimes the walks are long to get into the park.
For Trailer Travelers:
This is Albuquerque, so be prepared to protect your property.
- Buy a hitch lock and a wheel boot. Keep burglars at bay from your trailer for under $100.
- Take the extra time to park your vehicles in defensive positions. Block access to thieves with your vehicle or work with your neighbor to shore up your perimeter.
- Buy hardened locks for doors, chests and accessories.