There so much to do during the warm summer months! Before you travel, take a look at these great tips that can help you stay safe while traveling.
Inspect your Vehicle
- Get regular maintenance on your vehicle such as tune-ups, oil changes, battery checks and tire rotations.
- Tires: check your tire pressure at least once a month--including your spare. Check for irregular or excessive treat wear.
- Belts/Hoses: check for blistered, cracked, but or damaged belts and hoses and check all connections.
- Wiper Blades: check for wear and tear.
- Fluid Levels: check oil, brake, transmission, power steering, coolant and windshield washer fluid.
- Lights: check headlights, brake lights, turn signals, emergency flashers and interior lights.
- Never drive distracted. Remember using a handheld mobile device while driving is illegal except in emergency situations.
- Never drive impaired and report drunk or dangerous drivers.
- Don't drive fatigued (make sure to take frequent breaks).
Pack an Emergency Roadside Kit
Potential items include:
- cell phone
- first aid kit
- nonperishable food/water/medicine
- work gloves
- jumper cables
- car jack
- repair tools
Buckle Up! Every Trip. Every Time.
- Make sure to properly install all child safety seats and never leave children alone in a vehicle.
Share the Road Responsibly
- Warmer weather attracts different types of roadway users, including motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians.
- Drive safely through any road construction--use caution and be alert.
- Check road conditions before driving by dialing 511.