Friday, January 7, 2022

How to plan a safe road trip this summer

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With so many things being uncertain these days, many people don’t want to get on planes and travel far for their summer travel. That’s a good thing. A lot of times we don’t see what’s in our own backyards. Planning a road trip is a great way to bond with family or friends, see your own country, and save a lot of money. Here are some great ways to plan a safe road trip this summer. 

See Multiple Destinations

The trick to seeing multiple destinations is that it gives you a chance to rest. A lot of auto accidents occur from distracted driving and tired driving. When you make a plan to stop and see several things, it breaks up your trip and gives you a chance to stop and refuel yourself. Seeing multiple destinations also fills up your time so that you are doing the most with your vacation that you can do, and that gives you more photo opportunities and opportunities for you and the family to learn and see new things. 

Travel By the Daylight

Driving overnight to save time can be harmful to you. Night driving is more dangerous. A lot of drivers who have had to seek car accident attorney representation have stated that while driving at night, they couldn’t see animals in the road, cars coming around turns, cars on the side of the road, or the road itself. If you know you’re going through a poorly lit area at night, stop for the night, get a good night’s rest and carry on in the morning. Stopping also gives you a chance to do things around town like trying out new cuisine or going to the movies. 

Stay On the Beaten Path

A lot of adventure seekers like to go off into the wilderness and see the areas of the country that are less traveled. Unless you are an avid explorer, that can be dangerous. In less busy areas, there is poor cell phone service, less people to notice you, and help is further away. A lot of times people hike, camp, or drive through desolate areas and when there is an issue, they are stuck hoping someone comes by. Stick to the main roads where you will be safer. 

Tune Up Your Car

Before hitting the road, give your car a tune up. Take it to the shop and make sure it is working properly and nothing has to be fixed or replaced. The last thing you want is to be on the road and have a major car issue that will require you to be stuck somewhere until your car is fixed or will totally interrupt your vacation. 

Leave Your Itinerary With Someone

Before going on your trip, let someone know where you are going to be at all times. In case something happens, someone knows where to find you and how to get there. Blindly going about without anyone knowing can be dangerous. Protect yourself and your family at all costs.

This post was written with the Life According to Steph audience in mind

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