Spring is almost here, and that means warm weather and family trips throughout the country or within the great state of Tennessee. For many families, spring break vacations involve driving to their destinations. And when you have a car loaded down with luggage and passengers, it’s more important than ever to drive as safely as possible.
Before you head out on your spring break trip this year, be sure to keep these tips in mind:
- Take off early rather than later in the day—Planning on starting your vacation early by leaving late afternoon on a Friday? For safety reasons, you’re better off waiting until Saturday morning. In addition to facing less traffic, you’ll also drive during daylight hours, which is a safer time to be on the road.
- Designate a passenger to handle electronic duties—Whether it’s changing radio stations, working your vehicle’s or phone’s navigational system, or answering emails, phone calls, and text messages, having a passenger assigned to those tasks reduces distraction risks for you while driving.
- Ensure everyone stays buckled up—If you have kids, you know that they can become restless and antsy during long car rides. But even adults sometimes feel cramped and want to stretch out. However, safety beats comfort any day, and that means seat belts must remain buckled at all times.
At Ponce Law, our Nashville auto accident attorneys hope everyone has a safe and happy spring this year. If you or someone you know is involved in a crash caused by a negligent driver, whether it’s on your road trip or during your daily commute, we want to help. Contact us today.