The road trip is a classic vacation excursion and often the highlight of a long, hot summer. Few family activities are more memorable. Before you, family and friends hit the road in your car, truck, SUV, or RV, read the following safety tips for summer travel. Taking the time to plan ahead and anticipate any circumstance will alleviate those problems associated with a breakdown or even worse, an accident. Let’s face it, any helpful tips for traveling on Georgia’s roads are beneficial year-round.
- PROPER VEHICLE MAINTENANCE
*Have your vehicle serviced prior to the trip
*If self-maintaining your vehicle, use a vehicle safety checklist that includes checking tires, fluid levels, cooling system, lights, air conditioning, wiper blades, belts, and hoses
*Carry water for road emergencies
- GOOD DRIVING HABITS
*Drive defensively and patiently
*Avoid distracted driving
*Avoid impaired driving
- AWARENESS OF MORE
*Consider the fact that summer means more traffic
*Consider the fact that summer means more pedestrians and cyclists
*Consider the fact that summer means more road construction
- KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE
*Take special consideration for the safety of children
*When traveling long distances, especially with children, make plenty of rest stops
*Do need not leave children unattended in a motor vehicle during the summer months.
Thus, Georgia motorists must not only deal with an increase in all types of road traffic, but also with more walkers, runners, riders, bumps, delays, and detours. Then, of course, there’s the hotter weather. Temperatures in Georgia average 90 degrees during the hot, humid summer months. On an 80-degree day, temperatures inside a vehicle can become deadly in 10 minutes. Children’s body temperature can heat up three to five times faster than adults. Heatstroke can occur at temperatures as low as 57 degrees.
Driving a well-maintained vehicle safely along with some simple planning and common sense can help make any Georgia summer road trip a fun, memorable experience!
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