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Road Trip Safety Tips

Road trip safety tips

With the holidays rapidly approaching, now is the time to plan a road trip with the family to make memories with the ones you love! No matter the reason for the trip, staying safe should always be the top priority.



The American Red Cross suggests the following tips to make hitting the road a safe and pleasurable experience:


  • Keep tabs on the weather and plan travel accordingly
  • Make sure drivers are well rested and rotate drivers as needed
  • During long trips, make frequent stops to stretch, get fresh air and rest
  • Avoid distractions such as cell phones
  • Use extra caution in work zones and high traffic areas
  • Don’t follow other vehicles too closely
  • Be sure headlights, taillights and signal lights are clean to improve vision
  • Before leaving on a long trip, take your car in for regular maintenance


Following these simple steps before and during your trip will help ensure the ride is just as fun as the destination. Safe travels!


Source: The American Red Cross