The Fourth of July holiday is statistically one of the most hazardous times for driving. There’s more traffic because of vacations and holidays, more parties with celebratory booze, and more teenagers on the road now that school is out. So, how can you ensure the safety of yourself and your passengers? We have listed some of the best driving tips that will help you drive safely while enjoying your 4th of July holiday.
Celebrate at Home
Of course, you cannot be in a vehicle accident if you do not drive. Plan a party at your home or somewhere nearby if at all possible.
Tweak the Timing of Your Trip
If you are leaving town for the holidays, you may plan ahead of time to avoid the most dangerous times on the road. It is preferable to travel in the days preceding and after July 4 rather than on the actual holiday. Avoid driving at night.
Take Precautionary Measures
Making sure your car is in good working order can help keep you and your passengers safe. Check your tire pressure, oil level, and coolant level at the very least. Keep a spare tire in your car.
Of course, you know that using a phone while driving is dangerous, but it is not the only distraction to avoid. Family squabbles, lost items, and loud radios can all be distracting. Make every effort to be as aware as possible.
Drive Carefully Near Construction Work
Be cautious near building sites. Sudden lane closures, diversions, or variations in speed can catch an inattentive driver off guard.
Don’t Get Too Close to Other Cars
Maintain a respectable distance from the vehicle in front of you to give yourself more time to respond. Remember the one thousand, two thousand, and three thousand rules of thumb? If you don’t have time to say it, you’re too near to the automobile in front of you.
Share the Road with Bikers
When changing lanes, check your mirrors and look over your shoulder to ensure you’re not missing a bike in your blind zone.
Do Not Drink and Drive
There are several possibilities for a safe and sober ride. Please make use of them. Use a cab if you and all your friends plan to drink.
Prepare for Any Weather
There’s always the possibility of storms or rain, so make sure your wiper blades are in good shape.
Double-Check Everything Once
Before leaving, double-check your headlights, brake lights, turn signals, and trailer lights. Take care of any danger lights on your dashboard that might leave you stuck on a busy route.
Let Action Insurance Help You
We hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend and keep safe while driving. However, if you are unlucky enough to be involved in an accident, Action Insurance will assist you in navigating your vehicle and personal insurance policies and managing your auto body repairs and hospital expenses. Contact our insurance agents today, and we will gladly assist you.
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