"What are some things I should do help prevent an accident while on
a road trip?"
As attorneys, we encourage vehicle maintenance as a way to help prevent
car crashes, especially before a road trip. Before starting out on your trip, have
your car checked to make sure everything is working correctly. It is important
that tires are inflated properly and have the right amount of tire pressure
that is recommended for your vehicle. Also, give your tires a visual inspection
to check tread levels and make sure there are no noticeable cracks or
Another good thing to do before setting out on a road trip is to schedule
a checkup. This type of car service generally includes an oil change,
tire rotation, and fluid level check. Additionally, you can have a mechanic
inspect your whole car to make sure your lights and horn work properly
and that your brake pads are not too worn out.
When you are on your road trip, make sure you are traveling the posted
speed limits, that you don’t wait too long to fill up on gasoline,
and that you don’t drive for too long at a time. It is essential
that you get plenty of rest when you are not driving so that you will
not be tempted to fall asleep at the wheel. Additionally, it is recommend
that you have a safety kit in your car that includes road flares, water,
blanket, flashlight, first aid kit, and some basic tools.
If you have done all of this, you will most likely reduce your chances
of being involved in a
car accident; however, someone else can be negligent or reckless at the wheel and crash into you.
If you are injured,
call a skilled Atlanta auto accident attorney at Kalka & Baer LLC for a free consultation today.