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Preparing for Your Summer Road Trip


Now that summer is here, many Americans embark on long road trips to various places throughout the nation. No matter if you are journeying to the other side of the country or to the next stave over, it is wise to be prepared in case of an emergency situation.

Here are the most practical safety tips to ensure a safe and stress-free summer road trip:

  • Get your car serviced. Schedule a routine maintenance, such as an oil change, tire rotation, steering alignment, and battery checks to ensure that your vehicle is ready for the trip without having to worry about a breakdown.
  • Pack an emergency roadside kit. Whether you get involved in an accident or if an unfortunate situation occurs on the road, it is best to have an emergency roadside kit on hand. The kit should contain a first aid kit, jumper cables, car jack, tire pressure gage, basic tools, flashlights, emergency blankets, extra clothes, non-perishable foods, maps, and extra cellphone chargers.
  • Stay alert on the road. Whether it is a texting on your cellphone or eating some food, avoid any distractions while operating the vehicle. If you are feeling drowsy, have one of your passengers take over driving duties or stop and stay overnight at a hotel or motel.
  • Be nice. The summer is a popular time of year to take these long journeys or even just to enjoy the outdoors, which means that the roads and streets may be constantly busy. Be mindful of motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians around you.

If you have been injured in a car accident in Florida caused by a negligent party, contact our Dunedin personal injury attorney at Paulsen Law Group today.

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