The first week of July is usually one of the busiest travel times of the year as many people take to the roadways for an extended July fourth weekend. Keeping you and your family safe on the road is a primary concern. Here are a few tips to help insure you have a great travel weekend:
- Make sure you take your cell phone and charger
- Bring along emergency contact phone numbers
- Plan out your trip and known where the rest stops are.
- Bring a map if travelling in unfamiliar territory; don’t just rely on your navigation system to get you where you are going.
- Bring snacks and water.
- Make sure your car is in good working condition and proper maintenance has been done.
- Before heading out, check all exterior lights, fluid levels, tire pressure, wiper blades and tire condition including Oil Change Service and check your State Inspection sticker.
Don’t Drink and Drive: Too many accidents are attributed to alcohol. Police departments are on high alert during the holiday weekend.
Don’t speed and observe the speed limit: Leave early and take your time. There will be an increased amount of cars on the road, many of them rushing to get their destinations. Take your time and don’t speed. Excessive speed is one of the major causes of accidents.
Stay alert; take breaks often: Get plenty of sleep the day before your trip. When on the road, take a break when needed. Get out of the car, walk around, grab a cup of coffee and drink plenty of water. There are many people on the roadways, it’s important to stay alert.
Load your car properly: Take your time to load your car properly and don’t overload your vehicle. Don’t block your mirrors or windows; this can cause an unsafe driving condition. Make a checklist of items and don’t take unnecessary items.
Above all stay safe and have a great 4th of July!
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