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How to Prepare for a Road Trip in 2020

How to Prepare for a Road Trip in 2020

With the upcoming holiday season, millions of people will be getting on the road to see family members. But this also means a higher risk of getting into an accident.

However, by taking the right safety precautions, you can help ensure that you and your family safely make it to your destination.

Pre-Trip Checklist

Your vehicle is responsible for getting you to point A to point B, and it’s where you’ll be spending the bulk of your time during your journey. Make sure all its functions are operating at maximum performance level. Keep up with a regular maintenance schedule and check your car’s fluid levels. You should also check other areas of your vehicle, including:

  • Tires
  • Windshield wipers
  • Coolant system
  • Radiator
  • Battery
  • Brakes
  • Lights

Safety Precautions

There are safety precautions you should follow, but there are additional considerations with the pandemic still happening. Keep extra gloves, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, and a face mask in your car.

To ensure that you are prepared for a breakdown, keep these items onboard:

  • Phone charger
  • Basic tools
  • Warning light
  • Spare tire and tools
  • Flashlight
  • Jumper cables

Leave Early and Plan Ahead

With more people opting to drive over flying this year, it’s almost certain that there will be more traffic and congested roads between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Give yourself plenty of time to reach your designated destination so that you aren’t rushing or speeding, which can put yourself and passengers in danger. Input the directions into your GPS before leaving so that you aren’t distracted while driving.

Road trips can be fun adventures, but the excitement can come crashing down if you get into a car accident. If you or a loved one is injured in one, our attorneys at Mitchell & West, LLC are here to help you with the next steps.

Contact the Miami Car Accident Lawyers at (305) 783-3301 if you have questions or concerns about your case.