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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Safety Tips for Your Summer Road Trip

 

More than 1 in 3 families are planning to take a trip this summer, according to a recent travel survey by AAA.  Thirty-five percent of families plan to take a trip more than 50 miles away from home, in part because lower gas prices are making it easier for many families to afford a road trip.  In fact, over half of Americans surveyed by AAA said they are more likely to take a road trip this summer thanks to lower gas prices.   

 

More motorists means more traffic and increased risk of car wrecks and personal injury.  Here’s a list of what residents south of Atlanta should be aware of on our roads this summer:

  • Heavy traffic, especially on I-75 through Henry County

  • Road construction projects

  • Increased risk of tire blowouts as tires heat up

  • Disabled cars due to overheating

  • Environmental hazards such as sun glare and heavy rain

  • Increase in  red-light running during the summer months

  • More teen drivers and motorcyclists on the road

  • More pedestrians and cyclists

There are proactive ways you can protect yourself and your passengers during your summer road trip.  Eliminating distractions inside the car is a proactive way to help drivers react to these external factors.  Here are three simple habits everyone can integrate into their routine to avoid being a distracted driving this summer.   Experts also advise planning your travel route carefully, taking a break every 100 miles (approximately every two hours) and allowing yourself plenty of time to reach your destination.  

 

If you have been injured in a car accident or a truck accident during a road trip in Georgia and need help with your claim, contact Andrew Gebhardt today for a free consultation at agebhardt@smithwelchlaw.com or call 770-389-4864.

 

 

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