29th October 2016

10 Tips for a Safe Road Trip

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It’s time a road trip! Who doesn’t love hitting the road with family or friends and traveling during the summer and holiday season? But before you buckle up, there are some rules of preparation to ensure your safety.

Tip #1 – Driving your own car? Make sure you get it serviced before you hit the road. Get a standard tune-up or any other services to make sure everything is in order.

Tip #2–  Pay special attention to the tires! Too much or too little air pressure can cause problems and increase mileage.

Tip 3 – Gas Up! – You never know what awaits you.

Tip 4 – Is your road service current? – Check with your insurance or your independent road service to make sure you understand what’s covered in case you have problems.

Tip 5 – Have an emergency kit in the car. Your emergency kit should have standard equipment such as water, flashlight, a gallon of oil, fix-a-flat, etc. (Take a look at this checklist)

Tip 6 – Have your cell phone charged and important contact numbers handy.

Tip 7 – No texting while driving! Pay attention to the road.

Tip 8 – Be observant. Stay cautious and be mindful of where you are.

Tip 9 –  Let someone know where you’re going. Whether you’re traveling solo or with a group, make sure someone else knows where you’re going.

Tip 10 – Don’t drive while tired. If you’re feeling tired or have been traveling for a long time, get off the road. Don’t put yourself or others in danger. Rotate driving duty or pull over if you are traveling alone.

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