The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has recently issued a press release about the importance of Summer Readiness for Safe Road Trips. This summer, officials with the CHP are calling on motorists and travelers to practice prevention and planning before they take to the open road. With temperatures rising during the hot summer months, it’s critical to make sure you have the appropriate supplies in your vehicle, in the event of a breakdown. Additionally, the old adage about an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure really rings true for summer road-trip readiness. Making sure your vehicle is mechanically sound and prepared for the trip is a great way to avoid surprise issues that could leave you stranded on the side of the road.
CHP’s Road Trip Readiness Check List
- Plan your trip.
- Check your vehicle.
- Make sure everybody buckles up.
- Only use your cell phone if it is properly mounted, and in hands-free driving mode.
- If you have a vehicle issue, get off of the highway, if possible.
- Never leave a child or pet unattended in a vehicle.
- Pack a roadside emergency it.
Summer Roadway Dangers
The summer months can present a variety of challenges on roadways in California and across the nation. Teenagers are out of school and on the road. Road trippers and tourists are finding their ways on unfamiliar roads. Good weather and popular vacation timeframes can mean an increase in traffic too. Combine those factors with any type of roadwork or construction and you could be looking at more congestion and less favorable driving conditions. In a lot of ways, the summertime can be one of the most dangerous seasons on the road.
Road Trip Car Accidents in San Diego
Nothing can ruin a road trip quicker than a car accident caused by another driver’s dangerous or negligent actions. Who wants to be stuck in the hospital on vacation? You could be without a vehicle for an extended period of time too. If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a road trip car accident in San Diego, along the Central Coast or in any of the nearby communities, contact the skilled and proven team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. at 1.800.GO.HARRIS for a free case consultation today.