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Summer Safety Tips

Driving with you window down?  Could it be summer?  NHTSA provides tips for that summer trip.

Before You Drive

Do the basics like you always should.

  • Check tire wear, and pressure
  • Actually look under your hood to inspect belts and hoses.  If they are blistered or crack time to change.
  • Replace wiper blades.
  • Check fluid levels like:  oil, brake, transmission, power steering, coolant, and windshield.
  • Make sure all of your exterior lights work.
  • Air conditioner.  Would you like to top of your conditioner at a known local low cost shop, or in the middle of no where on your way to Disney Land?

What To Take for Road Trip

Every car should have one, an Emergency Roadside Kit.  More information

  • Cell phone
  • First Aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Flares and a white flag
  • Jumper cables
  • Jack to change tire, and mat
  • Work gloves, and possible change of clothes
  • Basic repair tools
  • Jug of water
  • Paper towels
  • Nonperishable food, water, and medicines
  • Extra windshield washer fluid
  • Maps

On the Road

Imagine the typical family vacation.  How many distractions take place inside the car?  Here is your primary goal.  Stay focused!

The best way to stay focused while driving is to avoid fatigue.  Schedule your trips with frequent brakes.

Stay buckled up!  On average 40,000 Americans die on the road every year.  A huge percentage of them were able to prevent their own fate simply by wearing a seatbelt, but chose not to.

Summer Safety Alert!

Never leave children unattended in a parked vehicle.  This is a basic rule everyday of the year.  During summer we need to be especially aware to this to also prevent heat stroke.

Information provided by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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