Road Trip Safety: 3 Preparation Tips
Fourth of July weekend is here, meaning many people will be traveling on the roads. If you are planning to travel this weekend or this summer, it is important to prepare yourself for a safe trip. Auto accidents can happen at any time, but with careful preparation you can reduce your chances of getting into one. Here are 3 tips to help make your road trip a safe one.
Pick Your Travel Date Wisely
When you start to plan your road trip, you want to plan to travel on days where there is little traffic. The worst time to travel is on a holiday weekend. If you want to go away for a holiday, consider leaving 3 or 4 days before the day. Traveling the day of or before a holiday is often the worse time because the roads are busier. To avoid an accident, plan to leave a few days ahead and travel during the day.
Familiarize Yourself with the Route
After you have figured out what days you are traveling, you need to know which route you plan on taking. Though many people rely on GPS systems to lead them to their destination, they can often take you on unfamiliar roads. When you are in an unfamiliar place you may become distracted trying to figure out an alternate route. It is best to research ahead of time which roads you will be traveling on. Figure out which route is safest to take and will have the least amount of traffic.
Get Your Vehicle Serviced
Before heading out on your trip, you should always get your car serviced. Many road trip accidents occur from vehicle malfunctions such as faulty brakes or tire blowout. Since you will be traveling a far distance, make sure your car’s oil and tire pressure is in perfect condition for traveling. Check to make sure your headlights and brake lights are working as well. Once you have your car properly serviced, you are ready to go!
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