Summer is the season for road trips, and the folks at Travelers Insurance want you to stay safe on the road this summer and all year long. Here are a few things to keep in mind when preparing your vehicle for your upcoming road trips this summer.
· Don’t overload your vehicle – your car can get filled quickly, spread out the load so that the weight is evenly distributed.
· Be a prepared parent – pack snacks, extra clothes, and entertaining items that will keep the kids in the back seat happy.
· Keep a clear view – when packing your vehicle, make sure you maintain a proper line of sight with your mirrors and windows.
· Ready the roof rack – know your rack’s safe load limit by checking the user’s manual, and recognize the increased height of your vehicle after packing to prevent damage or accidents.
· Know the route – familiarize yourself with the route before leaving for your trip – relying solely on the GPS can lead to dangerous last-minute turns and lane changes.
· Secure your pets – unsecured pets can become a distraction, so secure your pets appropriately and never let them run around in the vehicle.
· Cruise carefully – cruise control can be a helpful tool, but be careful when using it on long trips, as it can make it easier for drivers to lose focus on long roads.
· Take a break – when travelling long distances, it’s important to take frequent breaks to help maintain focus and avoid fatigue.
Information in this piece provided by Travelers.
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