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Summer Travel Safety

More accidents happen during summer than any other time of the year, with July and August being tops. Why? You probably guessed it - road trips and summer fun mean more people are on the roads. And more people on the roads mean more distracted, tired, and sometimes, intoxicated drivers. Don’t skip out on a vacation or summer fun to avoid a potential accident, but plan ahead to do your best to keep you and your family safe out on the road.


kids in the backseat ready for a road trip
Travel safely on the road this summer

Here are some tips to keep in mind:

  • Get your car serviced before taking a big trip. Tire pressure and tread, battery and oil, wipers and fluids. Be as preventive as you can in making sure your car is in the best shape it can be in.

  • Take breaks so you as a driver are alert and not slow to react.

  • Cell phones shouldn’t be used to text while driving - ever. And be safe making calls, switching the playlist, or mapping out the next McDonalds.

  • Keep the kids busy - books, toys, snacks, music. And always keep them safely in their carseats or seatbelts. If they get too wound up, take a break.

  • Keep your eyes on the road and let your co-pilot take care of dropped toys or re-playing the movie (again).

  • Be extra careful in construction and pedestrian areas.

  • Obey the traffic laws - and be aware that others around you might not be.


Luckily, most family-trip accidents in the car amount to spilling the fries while seat-dancing to favorite songs. But if, unfortunately, you are in a real car accident, please give us a call and we can help you navigate the process of getting a full and fair recovery. Stay safe out there and have a happy summer, everyone!

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