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Road Trip Safety Tips

Spring break and warmer weather means road trip season has begun. There is nothing like loading up the car with your gear and your favorite people and hitting the open road in search of adventure. But we all have that story of the time we were stranded by the side of the road because the tire blew out and we didn't have a spare, or the three extra hours tacked onto the length of the trip from driving in circles in the desert after our phone battery died and we lost our GPS. Those stories make for amusing anecdotes at a dinner party, but aren't too funny in the moment.

Everyone knows the basics of pulling over when you're drowsy, bringing a travel buddy to take turns driving, and getting a good night's sleep the night before. But would you believe that most people fail to check their windshield wiper fluid or tire pressure before driving? Many others forget to bring a flashlight, an emergency kit and jumper cables. 

To ensure you enjoy safe travels, we have put together a few resources to help you prepare and plan for your next road trip.

For a quick overview of road trip essentials, check out SafeMotorist's 5 Essential Road Travel Tips You Don't Already Know.

The fine folks at Mobil created an extensive car maintenance checklist to guarantee your car is in working order for a long road trip.

When it comes to emergency kits, there are many prepackaged options or you can put one together yourself. The Department of Motor Vehicles details all of the essential items you should consider including in your comprehensive kit.

Being an alert and focused driver is one of the best ways to stay safe. Here are four ways to spot a distracted driver.

We hope all of your road trips are safe and full of lasting memories, but we know that accidents still happen. If you or someone you know is in an automobile accident, you might be entitled to compensation. We can help. Contact us for a FREE consultation.

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