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Tips for driving safely during a road trip

Updated: Feb 14, 2023

Since the novel pandemic, road trips have become extremely popular. Florida itself has many people visiting from other states because of its sunny climate and sandy beaches. However, many accidents have occurred for this reason. It is important to keep certain things in mind when you are on these longer road trips. Here’s a few tips your accident attorneys wanted to impart you with.

Tips to Stay Safe During Long Road Trips

1. Avoid all Distractions

Longer trips lead to higher levels of distraction. Whether it's navigating on a road which is unfamiliar to you, a toddler crying in the back, or the need to eat and drive at the same time. Therefore, it is always a good idea to have someone appointed the navigator, even with advanced GPS systems, it is sometimes beneficial to have someone who is constantly looking at the map. Also, don’t do too much if you need to eat, take the time to do so.

2. Take Breaks when Needed

This kind of goes hand in hand with what was listed in the last point. If you need to stop to eat or use the restroom, or are too tired, take the break. It may seem annoying and that it adds way too much time to your journey, but it is so important for

your safety. When someone is tired and not acknowledging it, the body lowers its

capabilities and reaction times. Therefore, find the nearest rest stops along the way, before you begin your journey.

3. Be Aware of the Weather

The weather can be unpredictable, but having some idea of what may come up on your journey is important. Heavy rain can lead to flooding or difficulties with driving on the

Road, if you want some tips on how to handle that, check out our blog post about it. Knowing what condition the road may be in helps you better prepare for the conditions ahead.

4. Ensure Your Car is Up to Date in All Aspects

Having a vehicle that is fully up to date is super important. Being able to drive without worry of the car malfunctioning or having issues with its tires, etc. is something that can fully prevent an accident. Having bad tires can lead to it not being able to handle certain road conditions, skidding, or hydroplaning. So before embarking on a long trip, ensure your car is in top condition.

5. Consider taking Turns Driving

Having only one driver makes things slightly more difficult. Therefore, if you have the option to rotate do so, it may be easier to take turns this way. If one person is tired, they can relax while the other person takes over, and vice versa.

These are just a few of the things to ensure you are safe during those longer rides. Of course, we also think you should have fun on these rides and maybe you even want to try some of these classic road trip games.If you keep these things in mind during your trip, then you should not have any issues. If an accident happens, though, call the accident lawyers at Demesmin and Dover Law firm. We care about getting you the compensation you deserve, call us at 866-954-MORE (6673).

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