8 Summer Road Trip Safety Tips for Ohio Drivers

May 31, 2012

Summer Road Trip Tips for Ohio Drivers

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Summer is the perfect time to take a family road trip in Ohio. The kids are out of school, the sun is out, and the opportunities for fun and adventure are endless.

It’s also a good time to get a quick refresher on driving safety so you can keep your family safe and your auto insurance premiums low.

Today, we present 8 summer road trip safety tips for Ohio drivers. If you don’t live in Ohio, that’s okay. These safety tips will apply to you too. We invite you to add any of your own road trip safety tips to the comments section below, in case we missed any.

8 Road Trip Safety Tips for Summer

#1 – Take your car in for a tune-up.

When was the last time you took your car in for a tune-up? A professional auto mechanic can make sure your car is safe for a long haul.

#2 – Pack an emergency kit.

You never know what could happen on a summer road trip, so pack an emergency kit with water, warm blankets, a flashlight, jumper cables, flares, tools for changing a tire, a fully charged cell phone, and a first-aid kit.

#3 – Get a good night’s sleep.

Driving while sleepy is one of the leading causes of accidents. Get a good night’s sleep before you hit the road.

#4 – Prepare for the sun.

Sunlight through a car window can get dangerous without the proper protection. Bring enough sunscreen and sunglasses for the whole family.

#5 – Don’t drink and drive.

This is an obvious one. Never drink alcohol and drive. It puts everybody in the car at risk, as well as other drives, pedestrians, bicyclers, and more.

#6 – Bring your driver’s license.

Before you leave on your trip make sure you and everyone else that will be taking a turn at the wheel has their driver’s license.

#7 – Be cautious of your surroundings.

If your looking for a place to stay for the night and see a roadside motel called Bate’s Motel, keep driving. Always be cautious of your surroundings and use your best judgment when exploring new places.

#8 – Review your auto insurance policy.

Has it been awhile since you last reviewed your auto insurance policy? Now’s a good time to make sure it’s up-to-date and provides the appropriate coverage. Call Burkhart Insurance Agency toll-free at (877) 441-6106 for a review of your auto insurance policy.

We hope you have a fun-filled and safe summer road trip. And remember, if you have any road trip safety tips of your own, please share them in the comments section below. Thanks!

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