NHTSA’s Summer Road Trip Safety Advisory
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued a consumer safety advisory encouraging motorists to be prepared before heading out on summer road trips. With Memorial Day Weekend signifying the beginning of summer and the beginning of family road trips, the NHTSA wants motorists to take the necessary precautions before hitting the road. A little bit of maintenance goes a long way, so make sure your car is properly equipped to tackle the roadways this summer.
Pre-Road Trip Maintenance
Before you head out on the all-American road trip, make sure your car is ready for the drive. Being stranded in the dead of summer is the quickest way to ruin what would otherwise be a fun family trip. A little bit of regular maintenance can ensure your car is roadworthy. Depending upon your vehicle’s history, it may be necessary to get a tune up, oil change, battery check and tire rotation prior to leaving for your road trip. If you’re not sure about your car’s service history, it’s a good idea to speak with a mechanic about potential issues that could arise. An ounce of prevention can keep you and your family from being stranded this summer.
Summer Safety Behind The Wheel
In addition to getting your car properly serviced for a road trip, it’s important that motorists practice safe driving habits, this summer and all year long. In addition to making a commitment to distraction-free driving, it’s also essential to buckle seat belts, observe “Move Over” laws and make sure all children are properly secured in age and size appropriate car seats.
NHTSA’s Summer Driving Safety Tips
- Don’t drink and drive
- Buckle seat belts
- Protect child passengers
- Avoid distractions
- Observe “Move Over” laws
Warm Weather Car Accidents
If you or somebody you love has been injured in a car accident this summer, you need to speak with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Whether you were rear-ended by a distracted driver or run off the road by an impaired driver, an attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve after an accident.
The team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. wishes everybody a fun and safe summer.