Summer is among us and for many, that means road trips with friends, trips to the beach, and an abundance of fun in the sun. Whether you’re headed somewhere specific or just on an adventure to see where the road takes you, it’s essential to keep safety at the forefront of your mind. With a little preparation and the proper knowledge, you can ensure that your trip is a memorable one, for all the right reasons.
Service Your Vehicle
Before taking to the roads with a car full of luggage and friends, it’s important to make sure that your vehicle is properly maintained. Ensuring proper maintenance is key to a successful road trip, regardless of where you’re going.
Some things to check before departing include:
Tire pressure levels
Windshield wipers in working condition, with enough wiper fluid
In the event that your vehicle requires a repair, or if your check engine light is on, be sure to have a qualified mechanic take a look before leaving—as problems like these rarely go away on their own.
Keep an Emergency Supply In Your Vehicle
It is best to be prepared for whatever your trip throws at you, and in the event of a road trip, this means keeping your vehicle well-stocked. There are many areas across the state that have hundreds of miles without things like gas stations or convenience stores, meaning you will be living off of the supplies you brought.
Some items we recommend you have on hand include:
First aid kit
Follow Traffic Laws
This one may come as common sense to many, but one of the easiest ways to ensure your safety on the road is to follow all traffic laws. With friends in the car and a good time on your mind, it can be easy to get distracted and disobey traffic laws. Be sure to keep your full attention on the road and not let distractions get in the way of you and your passengers' safety.
Our team at Snider & Horner has decades of experience fighting for our clients against negligent parties. We offer free case evaluations and would love to hear your story and see what we can do to assist. Call (901) 730-8880 to schedule.