Labor Day weekend is a popular time for a family road trip, and because of the long weekend, more people will be travelling. More vehicles on the road means an increased chance for fatal accidents. Our Hernando County Auto Accident Attorneys want you to remember these safety tips to avoid an auto accident on your road trip this Labor Day weekend.
- Get your car checked before heading out. Make sure your vehicle’s tires, fluids, and brakes are checked for any problems. By addressing an issue before you get on the road, you can prevent some setbacks like a flat tire or engine failure.
- Avoid distractions while driving. Never text or talk on the phone while driving. Keep any distractions that could take your eyes off the road at bay. Distracted driving can result in terrible tragedies on the road.
- Take breaks when needed. Driving fatigued can be just as dangerous as driving distracted. If you are taking a long road trip for Labor Day weekend, make stops as needed to rest, eat and stretch. If you are too tired to continue, stop for the night and get some sleep.
- Always obey the rules of the road. Follow the posted speed limits as driving too fast or too slow could result in an accident. Keep an eye out for construction zones and their applicable speed limits.