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If you’re planning a home-based fireworks show, know the rules

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 at 8:15 pm
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Texas Rules for Fireworks in Denton/Dallas/Collin County

Are you planning a Fourth of July celebration this year? You probably already have the menu worked out, but are you aware of the Texas rules for fireworks in Denton/Dallas/Collin County? Classic Kia Carrollton is located pretty much in the middle of all three counties, so we wanted to make sure that everyone was aware of the applicable laws and their responsibilities before they start taking to the sky with the show of the year. The most important piece of advice we can offer is to use common sense. Always think safety first and if the kids want to light up some sparklers, make sure they are well supervised. Here are a few other things you should probably know before the holiday gets here.

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What kind of fireworks are allowed in Texas?

The only fireworks that are legal are the ones that are approved by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and U.S. Department of Transportation. This means that legal firecrackers will have 50 milligrams of powder or fewer. Additionally, all fuses must burn for at least three seconds but not longer than nine seconds. Anyone using fireworks must be at least 16 years old.

A private fireworks show, like the kind held at a lot of homes, cannot use large reloadable mortar shells, cherry bombs, aerial bombs, M-80s and firecrackers with more than two grains of powder. Additionally, anything that leaves the ground must have a total propellant charged of under four grams in cases larger than five-eighths of an inch by 3½ inches. These bottle rockets must also have an attached stick that is longer than 1.8 inches.

Before you light anything off this year, be sure to contact your local fire marshal to obtain a permit. If there is a burn ban in place, all fireworks are off limits.

Classic Kia Carrollton hopes everyone has a fun and safe Fourth of July. If there is something you’re unsure about when it comes to fireworks, contact your local police department. Classic Kia Carrollton experts are here to answer any questions you might have about our new and pre-owned vehicles.

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