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Vacation Driving Tips

06 Jul Blog | Comments

Whether visiting family, enjoying a weekend at a resort or heading to the mountains for a break from the daily routine, there are some important safety tips to consider.

Driving, whether in the city, on wide-open highways or lazy country roads, can be stressful. Other drivers, road conditions and even your passengers can all cause distractions.  Before you turn that ignition key, make sure your car will get you where you are going. That means check all fluid levels, change the oil if it’s due, clean the car’s windshield, windows and headlights, make sure all lights are working properly, check the tire tread and air pressure and if you’ve been experiencing a mechanical problem that has been easy to ignore, now is the time to have it fixed.

Although most stores and gas stations except credit cards, it’s still important to have cash on hand for emergencies while you’re away from home.  When it comes to emergencies, always keep a well-stocked emergency kit in your car. Your first aid kit should minimally include bandages, tape, wet wipes and a topical antiseptic.

If you are taking a long driving trip, sleep is critical. Long hours behind the wheel, particularly at night, cause drowsiness and less alert to danger and therefore, your response time is increased.

If you feel tired, stop at the nearest rest stop to stretch and take a break or simply get a hotel room. Your vacation will be more enjoyable and safer if you take it a little slower and easier.

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