Make great memories by following safety tips along the way.
When you plan a trip over spring break, you look forward to making memories with your friends and family, not experiencing trauma, breakdowns, and accidents. With many motorists taking to the road for spring break road trips, it becomes more essential than ever to stay safe behind the wheel.
Help your spring break travel plans go smoothly by considering these travel tips!
Plan ahead – Before you hit the road, always research the best route, gas stations, hotels, and common tourist sites along the way. This can help you to avoid wasting precious vacation time shelling out additional costs, getting lost, and raising tensions.
Pack well – Always pack a first aid kit, plenty of water, blankets, a flashlight, and hand-cranked radio in case of emergencies. It’s also wise to have your auto insurer’s contact number on hand!
Share the wheel – If possible, designate a driver and a passenger to stay awake while driving while the others rest. The passenger can help the driver to stay awake, alert, and provide directions. Remember to switch regularly to keep a fresh (and awake!) pair of eyes on the road.
Download traffic apps – There are plenty of apps (Google Maps, Waze…) that provide real-time updates of traffic ahead. To streamline your journey, plug in your destination before hitting the road, and select the best route that will direct you around traffic, accidents, and may even let you enjoy some of the lesser-seen sights!
Drive safely – More motorists will be on the road this season, which means that you should drive extra carefully. Take precautions, don’t speed, and leave plenty of space in front of you and the car ahead.
Prep the car – Your vehicle should be ready for a long journey, so getting it tuned up beforehand is a must. Take it to the local garage for a service and required maintenance to be sure it’s good to go.
Review your auto insurance – Take the time to look over your insurance policy to determine if you are comfortable with the limits and coverage. You may choose to lower deductibles, increase coverage, and add on roadside assistance for the spring break season!
Talk to one of the local professionals at Young Insurance to find out how we can save you money while providing reliable auto insurance. Visit us in Burbank, California today.