One of the biggest travel holidays of the year is just a week away. While many of us are packing our bags for a long weekend getaway this Labor Day, it’s important to keep safety in mind when preparing to hit the road.
Labor Day is one of the busiest travel weekends, it is also considered to be one of the deadliest holiday weekends of the year with an increase in traffic fatalities. To help increase the safety of you and your family on the road this weekend, follow these 5 safety tips:
- Buckle Up – Wearing a seatbelt can reduce bodily injury in case of an accident, more importantly it can save your life.
- Don’t Drink & Drive – If you know you will be drinking, make sure to arrange an alternate mode of transportation or designate a driver.
- Inspect Your Vehicle – Before leaving for any trip, you should check your vehicle to make sure it has enough fluids, the tire pressure isn’t too high or low, and that the brakes and lights are all in working order.
- Allow enough time for travel and avoid excessive speed – Remember that there is going to be an excess number of cars on the road, so make sure you leave with more than enough time to get to your destination. This way you won’t feel the need to compensate with speed.
- Don’t Drive Distracted – Driving while distracted increases your risk of getting in an accident because you aren’t alert and aware of what is going on. It also reduces your defensive driving abilities that can help you in avoiding an accident due to another drivers error.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident due to the negligence of another driver, contact the experienced Parkersburg attorneys at Jim Leach, L.C., by calling (304) 865-8530 for a free case evaluation.