Carefree Car Ownership
How to drive safely on the open road
Now that it's summer and there are higher volumes of cars are on the road, there will naturally be more things for drivers to be aware of in order to ensure a safe commute. Taking extra safety precautions can even relieve a little stress before travelers reach their destinations.
To make sure there are no accidents, motorists should always be aware of other drivers. Freighters and 18-wheeled trucks fill up the major interstates during the summer, which usually slows down traffic a bit - especially in hilly landscapes. When passing a large truck, commuters should maintain a steady pace and use the proper signals.
It's also natural for more motorcyclists to be on the road during summer, so it's important for drivers to give them the appropriate space. Additionally, deer could be an obstacle at night, no matter what road a given driver is on. For this reason, it's important for motorists to check their headlights on a regular basis to make sure they function properly.
Interstates, highways and single lane roads can pose equal risks during summer drives, but being more aware of surroundings will ensure that each trip is safe and enjoyable. These precautions are even more pivotal during holidays like July 4th and Labor Day.