Summer Road Trip Safety Tips

by Staff Blogger | June 4th, 2018

The unofficial start of summer is here, and the official beginning is only a few weeks away. For many families, that means it’s time to prepare for the annual summer vacation—and that often involves a road trip.

California is a great place for road trips, as there are countless sights to see and things to experience both in the state and in nearby areas. But it’s important to remember that road trips pose new and unique risks for drivers, especially when they’re not used to driving long distances with multiple passengers on board.

At Berg Injury Lawyers, our California auto accident lawyers know that one of the the best ways to prevent serious accidents is to be aware of their most common causes and the most effective safe driving tips and techniques.

You can reduce your family’s risks this summer by following these suggestions:

  • Stop if you feel sleepy, drowsy, or fatigued. Driving while drowsy is a serious problem that is linked to serious accidents. Drivers on road trips often feel the need to push themselves to drive for long stretches of time, but doing so can be dangerous. If you feel tired, pull over and rest or switch drivers.
  • Reduce or eliminate distractions as much as possible. Road trips can be far more distracting than ordinary trips, especially when children are passengers in your vehicle. You can reduce the potential for distractions by keeping kids occupied with games, activities, and devices.

Unfortunately, not all drivers will follow these tips over the summer. If you or someone you love get hurt in a crash that wasn’t your fault, we’re here to help. Call today for a free consultation.