Are you prepared for your holiday road trip?

With the holiday season in full swing, there's a good chance you'll find yourself on the road at some point. Like many, this may mean traveling a long distance in order to spend the holidays with family and friends.

If you find yourself planning for a holiday road trip, there are several things you can do to improve your overall level of safety. Consider the following tips:

-- Make sure your vehicle is ready for the trip. This can include checking the pressure in your tires, getting your oil changed (if necessary) and making sure your windshield wipers are working.

-- Don't drive distracted. It can be difficult to keep your eyes on the road if there's a lot going on in your vehicle. For example, your kids may be talking while you attempt to understand your GPS system. If you are feeling distracted for any reason, pull your car off the road and regroup.

-- Take an emergency kit. You never know what could go wrong, so you want to be prepared for the worst. From a breakdown to an accident, anything could happen. If it does, you want to be prepared.

With these tips guiding you, it's easier than ever to get prepared for a holiday road trip.

If you find yourself in a bad spot, such as an accident caused by another driver, do whatever it takes to stabilize the situation. In some cases, this could mean calling an ambulance and the police for assistance. Remember, your health and well-being should come above all else.

If you were not the at-fault driver, you may have a claim for compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering and lost wages.

Source: AAA, "Holiday Road-Trip Survival Tips," accessed Nov. 21, 2016

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information