With Memorial Day Weekend signifying the beginning of summer, this means the beginning of many family road trips, and our Citrus County Injury Lawyers at Whittel & Melton want to urge motorists to take all necessary precautions before hitting the roads. A little bit of maintenance can go a long way when it comes to road trips, so it is always a good idea to make sure your car is properly equipped to take on the highways this summer.
Pre-Road Trip Maintenance
Before you head out with family and friends on your summer excursions, make sure your car is ready for the drive. Getting stranded on the side of the road can put a serious damper on what could have been the ultimate family fun trip. Basic regular maintenance can ensure your car is ready for a trip of any length. It may be necessary to get a tune up, oil change, battery check and tire rotation before you head out of town. If you are unsure about your car’s service history, it is a good idea to speak with a mechanic before any issues arise. It is always better to be safe than sorry.
Practice Safe Driving Habits
In addition to getting your car properly serviced, it is equally important to engage in safe driving habits, not only for your summer road trip, but all year long. Make a commitment to practice distraction-free driving, as well as buckle seat belts, observe “Move Over” laws and make sure all children are properly secured in age and size appropriate car seats.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently issued a consumer safety advisory encouraging motorists to be prepared before heading out on summer road trips. The following is a list of their Summer Driving Safety Tips:
- Don’t drink and drive
- Buckle seat belts
- Protect child passengers
- Avoid distractions
- Observe “Move Over” laws
Summer Car Accidents
If you or somebody you love has been injured in a car accident this summer, do not wait to speak with a Citrus County Auto Accident Lawyer at Whittel & Melton. Whether you were rear-ended by a distracted driver or suffered serious injuries and/or property damage by an impaired driver, we can help you get the financial compensation you deserve after an accident. For a free consultation, please call us today at 352-726-0078 or contact us online.