Preventing an Accident During Your Summer Road Trip

"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 sidewall damage.

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.