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3 safety tips for your next road trip

On Behalf of | Apr 8, 2022 | Car Accidents |

A road trip is a great way to travel and explore the country. Each day is a new adventure, and you never know what to expect on the road.

Here are three tips to make sure your trip is safe and memorable in the right way.

Understand Your Insurance Policy

Before you go, read over your insurance information to keep your policy coverage fresh in your mind. Place your insurance’s contact information somewhere easily accessible so that in the case of an accident or other emergency, you can act quickly.

Sleep Well

A lot of planning and preparation goes into a road trip. You tune up your car and check the weather, but do you prepare yourself? A crucial part of getting ready for a road trip is getting a good night’s sleep. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drowsy driving was the cause of nearly 700 deaths in 2019. Getting enough sleep helps mitigate the risk of drowsy driving.

Prepare to Stop

You have carefully plotted the best route to see the sights on your trip, so it is only natural to plan gas and rest stops as well. Breaking up the trip is a good way to help you stay alert on the road. Planning stops to refuel also helps you stay safe. You do not want to run out of gas in an unfamiliar place and need a tow.
Seeing the United States by highway is a classic way to travel. A road trip may take extra thought to go smoothly, but there is no better way to get close to the nation’s most iconic sights.

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