Taking a Trip in the Car?

Regardless of whether you’re taking a trip to the supermarket across town or a road trip across the country safety should be your number one priority.

Healthday has some video advice to prevent “A Pain in the Neck.”

Veterans Safe Driving Initiative -The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Transportation, along with the Department of Defense, are combining forces to reduce the risk of motor vehicle crashes among Veterans, particularly those returning from the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Teens and driving

CDC : Safe Teen Driving.  CDC’s Injury Center is committed to preventing teen crashes and related deaths and injuries.

AAA- Summer Deadliest Time of the Year for Teens

The New York State Department of Transportation has a site dedicated to traveling safety with advice regarding all aspects of travel- poisonous plants you might encounter along the roadway, Amber Alerts, Road and Rail transportation and more.  Want to test your driving summer driving skills?  Try their Interactive Roadway Safety Interactive Experiences.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a consumer advisory regarding Summer Safety.

NHTSA top tips-

  • Never leave children unattended in or near a vehicle. This is especially true in hot weather when the temperatures inside a car can rapidly climb to deadly levels. Parents should also make sure you know where your children are when moving a vehicle and pay particular attention when backing up.
  • Always keep children, aged 12 and under, secured in age appropriate child restraints in the back seat where they are safest. For more information on child seat safety, please visit http://www.safercar.gov.
  • Always buckle up, day and night and remember that law enforcement will be ticketing for seatbelt violations. Visit the Click It or Ticket website: http://www.nhtsa.gov/CIOT, for more information.
  • Drinking and driving don’t mix. Please visit http://www.nhtsa.gov/Impaired, for more information.
  • To avoid fatigue and reduce stress, drivers should get plenty of rest the day before travel and leave plenty of time to get to their destinations.
  • Check to see that your windshield wipers and all lights are working correctly.
  • Check your vehicle’s oil and other fluids to make sure that they are at the proper levels.

Love your pet? 

Here are some Summer Safety Tips for Pet Owners.

Videos:

Safety Summer Driving from Farm Bureau Insurance

Do you think you can text and drive?

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