Families across the country are gearing up as we speak to hit the road for the long Memorial Day weekend.
It’s no secret that this time of the year marks the beginning of summer, a factor that leads a great deal of drivers to the road. But this time of the year also boosts other issues.
While on the road during the Memorial Day weekend, drivers must keep in mind that traffic might be heavy, especially if their destination is a popular destination to weekend travelers. Instead of leaving the driving to the last minute, plan ahead and make sure your vehicle is ready for the drive, which might be longer than usual depending on the traffic.
When driving back, remember that driving while intoxicated is illegal and dangerous. If you’re planning on drinking, have a designated driver or another ride set so you don’t have to take your car.
Also, make sure you’re always following the rules of the road.
Follow speed limits and make sure you’re never distracted while behind the wheel. Put your phone down and alert your passengers that your attention should be focused on the road and on the act of driving. If you have children or pets in the back seat, make sure they are safe. Use restraining seats designed for your child’s height, age, and weight, and find a way of also restraining your pet so the risk of distracted driving accidents is reduced.
If you and your loved ones will be celebrating your Memorial Day holiday weekend doing outdoor activities, remember to stay hydrated. Especially if you’re planning on barbecuing and drinking.
While grilling, safety experts urge individuals to keep an extinguisher close at hand at all times. Also, make sure the propane fuel lines are first inspected for holes or cracks. Learn how to cut off fuel lines if using propane, and always make sure the grill is placed far from your home or anything that may catch fire.
During this long holiday weekend, follow these and other safety tips in order to avoid auto and house accidents.
You may follow this link to read more on how you should proceed to be safer this Memorial Day weekend or watch the educational video below.