For many of us, the summer time and road trips go hand-in-hand. Whether
you want to head south to sunny Florida or visit the Big Apple, setting
out on our highways during the summer means dealing with all the other
families doing the same thing. When the streets are congested and the
sun is up, you should keep these helpful driving tips in mind to ensure
a safe journey.
Five Safe Driving Tips for Your Summer
Keep cool: Before you set out on a lengthy road trip, double check your coolant levels
and cooling fan. The heat of the summer is sure to put extra stress on
Look cool: Sunglasses not only make you look cool, they also help fight off the sun’s
blinding glare. Many people who are involved in a summer time accident
report that they couldn’t see the collision coming until it was too late.
Feel the pressure: In the growing heat of the summer, tire pressure can change drastically
as the air inside them expands. Check your tire pressure whenever you
have a lengthy stop during your road trip to avoid dangerous handling issues.
Watch the weather: If there happens to be even a brief rainstorm, all the oil and dirt on
the roadways will float to the surface, creating an unexpectedly slippery
Traffic trouble: There will be more drivers on the road, no matter your destination, so
be mindful of your blind spots at all times. You should even plan your
route ahead of time to help avoid areas of high congestion.
Even if you take all the precautions you can, other drivers probably have
not, and accidents can occur. If you have been in a traffic collision,
seek legal counsel from a Chicago personal injury attorney from Boudreau
& Nisivaco, LLC today. We have
50+ years of combined experience with automobile accidents and have the knowledge necessary to seek the
financial compensation you deserve.
Contact our firm for more information about filing a personal injury claim after a car