Although many people find themselves taking a road trip during the summer months, some realize that it's just as fun to do so during the fall.
With summer almost in the rearview mirror, it's time to turn your attention to the months to come. For some, this means taking a road trip with family or friends.
If you find yourself preparing for a long trip, here are some safety tips to follow:
- Keep all distractions away from you. Even if there is a lot going on in your vehicle, you can't afford to become distracted.
- Take your vehicle to a mechanic before leaving. This will give you peace of mind in knowing that it's safe enough to drive a long distance.
- Prepare in advance. It's easy to believe that you know where you're going, but things have a way of changing once you get on the road. You should prepare as many details as possible in advance, such as your route and where you will stop for breaks.
- Don't push it. If you begin to wear down, it's time to pull over for the time being. Drowsy driving is extremely dangerous.
It can be great fun to take a road trip, such as during one of the fall holidays, but you don't want to risk your safety along the way.
If you are part of a motor vehicle crash, move your car to safety and then call for immediate help. Once you receive medical treatment, you can then collect information regarding the cause of the accident and your rights.
Source: AAA, "Holiday Road-Trip Survival Tips," accessed Aug. 29, 2017