Spring break is coming up at schools and colleges around the country, which means it’s road trip season! If you’re planning to head for the ocean soon, follow these road trip safety tips so you can get to your destination in one piece.
The most important thing you can do is obey traffic laws. Sounds obvious, but once you’re on the open road, the road trip spirit will infect you, and might get a little careless. Don’t! Go the speed limit. Don’t ever drink and drive. If you need to send a text, pull over or have your companion do it.
Speaking of companions, if you have them and they can drive, make them. Switching drivers is the best way to avoid fatigue on long trips. Stay hydrated and well-fed, and avoid foods that will upset your stomach. Avoid traffic as much as you can. High traffic equals higher collision risk.
Carry an emergency kit! You should have this everywhere you go anyway, but you’ll especially want it when you’re in a city you don’t know. And always be careful when traveling in unfamiliar areas—be extra diligent of poor road conditions, and find out areas you should avoid.