As travel season continues to heat up, all of us drivers could use a reminder or two when it comes to safety on the roads.
According to the National Highway Administration, most highway fatalities happen in the summer.
It pays to think about your personal and vehicle safety practices. Follow these tips to ensure that you arrive alive from your road trip!
- Take a break.
Set limits for how long you drive at one time and stick to it. Stop after two hours whenever possible.
Getting freshly oxygenated blood through your organs and brain will keep your senses sharp and increase your alertness on the road.
- Slow down.
Obey speed limits, they exist for a reason: to keep you safe.
- Maintain your vehicle.
In the summer take care to check fluid levels before hitting the road: brake, automatic transmission, power steering, windshield washer and coolant. Each reservoir should be full.
- Carry an emergency kit.
It's an inexpensive item that you'll be very glad you have in an unexpected event on the road. This one by AAA has all of the essentials.
At North Shore, we instill the importance of personal safety practices in our drivers. We take pride in our fleet maintenance, and exceed safety standards wherever possible. Safety on the road is our number one priority.