5 tips for a safe summer road trip

Summer is in full-swing and many of us are eager to get in as much fun in the sun as possible before the season is behind us. 

But before you get outta Dodge, take a look at these tips for planning a safe summer road trip.  

5 tips for a safe summer road trip

1. Get your vehicle road-ready
Make sure that your car is road-worthy and ready to go by keeping up with its scheduled maintenance; things like oil changes, tune-ups, battery and tire pressure checks, and of course addressing any safety concerns that arise. 

  1. Focus on the road
    Plan your route ahead of time or designate a passenger as the navigator. You want to be sure that you’re not tempted to reach for your phone while driving — distracted driving is incredibly dangerous to you, your passengers, and others using the roadways.
  2. Take breaks!
    Road trips are more about getting from point A to B. Find fun and interesting spots to stop along the way and make the journey into the destination. This helps to break-up long drives and gives you a chance to stretch and refocus before getting back on the road.

    4. Keep emergency supplies in your car
    Expect the unexpected and be prepared with things like:
  • First aid kid
  • Cell phone charger
  • Booster cables
  • Non-perishable snacks and water
  • Blankets and candles
  • Emergency contacts/phone numbers

5. Watch for children and other pedestrians and cyclists
School is out, which means that so are kids. Be sure to keep an eye out for children on sidewalks, at crosswalks, intersections, and along your drive. And be sure to share the road with cyclists — many of whom are also out enjoying the season.

 

At Carraway, we love to celebrate summer too, but always keep road safety in-mind — and we hope you will too. 

Now you’re all set to enjoy the summer, wherever the road may take you!

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