With the Fourth of July just around the corner, many families will be traveling long distances. As families make travel arrangements this upcoming season, The Insurance Center would like to share essential safe driving tips that can help keep you and your family safe on the road.
“Millions of families start packing their luggage around July 4th to connect with their parents, grandparents, and friends. This typically leads to an influx of congested roads and automobile accidents,” said Robert J. Sammon, President of The Insurance Center. “We want individuals to be prepared for these trips and understand what they can do to stay safe.”
Historically, July has the highest number of automobile accidents every year with a spike in crashes around Independence Day. In an effort to prepare you for the season ahead, here is what you can do to prepare for a safe holiday road trip:
Plan Your Route
Planning your route can help motorists stay focused on the road, and help them avoid making split-second decisions that can lead to an automobile accident.
Take Regular Breaks
Taking regular breaks on the road can help you prevent drowsy-driving related auto accidents. It is just as important for motorists to have a full night’s sleep ahead of any long journeys.
Keep Your Car in Good Condition
Motorists should have their vehicle fully serviced before hitting the road to help avoid any unexpected issues.
Pack an Emergency Kit
An emergency kit can help protect you and your family from the unexpected. Kits should include essential supplies such as water and snacks as well as car maintenance supplies (tire pump, engine oil, etc.).
Check Your Auto Insurance Coverage
Having the proper amount of coverage can help you avoid significant losses if you are involved in an accident. Speak with an Insurance Center agent to make sure you are fully protected ahead of your holiday travel plans.
Make sure to use these safe driving tips for your next road trip. At The Insurance Center, we want you and your family to be safe this Fourth of July. We offer a wide range of insurance products, such as comprehensive auto coverage, to help households in New Hampshire remain financially stable. Call us at 603-542-2551 to learn how we can help protect your family and friends this summer.