23 Aug Road Trip Safety Tips
With the summer winding down and Back to School right around the corner, you may want to get a few last minute road trips in before the leaves start changing. Before you head out on the road, be sure you review these road trip safety tips:
- Give your vehicle a tune-up including an oil change, tire rotation, and anything else you think it needs. You want to be sure your vehicle can take you from A to B without any problems.
- Check your auto insurance policy to see what type of coverage you have for your trip. Please keep in mind that while most policies cover you in other states, you most likely will not have coverage if you cross the borders into Mexico or Canada. So if your trip takes you to either country, definitely call your insurance carrier first!
- Bring a safety kit including first aid supplies, road flares, am emergency blanket, and anything else you might need in case of emergency.
- Do not rely solely on your GPS to give the correct directions to your destination. Bring a printed map with you. If your batteries die or the GPS malfunctions in some way, you will have something to fall back on. You may also want to call ahead to see if the directions you have are good ones.
- Sure, mixed tapes are a thing of the 80s and 90s, but a good driving mix can make any road trip wonderful. Set up your MP3 player with all your favorite driving songs and get ready to ride!
- Snacks are important. Just ask any bored teenager that may be riding in the backseat. To keep the peace, let every passenger pick one snack to bring and share. Drinks are great too, as long as you NEVER drink alcohol in the car or when you are going to drive.
Have a great trip and remember to stay safe on the roads!