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Safety Tips for Road Trips

Buckle up, it’s road trip time! There’s nothing better than a good ole’ classic road trip.

Although road trips are a wonderful time, it’s important to take precautions before you hit the long, winding roads for your road trip.

What are some safety tips for road trips?

Here are a few tips for your next multi-day adventure:

Buckle up

It may sound silly but wear your seatbelt. Wearing your seatbelt can save your life. Although you are paying attention to the roads and are being a defensive driver, someone else may not. Your life is a priority and wearing your seatbelt can save you.

Fuel up

Not only should you fuel up your car, but also your belly. To be as comfortable as possible, fuel up your body with enough energy. This means eating a good meal and getting a good night’s rest. You should also fill up your gas tank, obviously.

Give your car a look

Before beginning your journey, take a look at your car. Make sure the tires are filled and that you don’t need an oil change. Make sure the maintenance on it is up to date! Some important products to have for your car are:

  • Wiper fluid
  • Wiper blades
  • Oil
  • Tire pressure gauge

You should also always have a tool bag with supplies needed if you happen to get a flat tire or something else happens along the way.

Have your Directions

Knowing where you are going is crucial for a road trip. Make sure you have a GPS and are mapping the whole time. Or, you can do it the old fashioned way with a regular, old map! You may never know if you are going to get stuck somewhere, so being aware of your surroundings and having your GPS will keep you on the right track for your road trip.

Following these tips are a great way to stay safe and be prepared for your journey. If you’re headed out onto the open roads this holiday weekend, remember to follow these guidelines and to have fun.

ASK Gary is not an attorney or law firm and as such cannot provide you with legal advice, however, we may refer you to a well-suited attorney with the skills and credentials to assist accident victims.