After Memorial Day weekend, the family vacations start taking place and that means more drivers on the road. Here are some good tips to make sure you and your passengers are safe on all your adventures this summer!
Always have a designated driver for safe fun
According to the NHTSA, almost 11,000 people die in drunk-driving crashes every year. That is roughly one about every 50 minutes. If your plans for the day include drinking or being somewhere where alcohol is being served, make sure you and your friends have a designated driver – someone who will avoid alcohol to remain able to drive safely.
Sometimes it can be hard to find a designated driver for the evening. If that’s the case, you and your friends can always hire a taxi to travel safely from one stop to the next.
Navigate Severe Storms Safely
Driving in severe or inclement weather is not fun for anyone. Whether it is a storm that’s been on the radar for hours or a pesky pop-up, you’re bound to run into one on your summer drive. If you can’t stay where you are and you have to drive, make sure you stay tuned in to your radio so you are able to monitor its whereabouts and the progress of the storm. When it’s raining make sure you use your headlights, slow down, and keep extra distance between you and the car in front of you.
Remember to never drive when you’re tired and watch out for motorcycles, bicyclists and pedestrians on the road!