As Memorial Weekend approaches and school ends for the year, many Americans take to the roadways for summer road trips. Whether it’s a weekend getaway or a full vacation to historic sites and national parks, it’s a fun, educational experience for the entire family. It can also turn into a grueling and potentially dangerous experience without proper preparation.
Before you hit the open road this summer, make sure you think through your preparations.
- Cover the basics: pack jumper cables, a flashlight, roadside flares, and a First Aid kit. You won’t understand how handy these are until you need them and wish you had them if you neglected to bring them along.
- Know your vehicle: learn how to check your oil and tire pressure, jumpstart your engine, and change a flat. The more you know about your car, the less you will be at the mercy of the strange mechanic that you need along the way.
- Travel savvy: don’t leave road maps or luggage in plain view to advertise that you are on vacation. Only stop at well lit areas during the night, and call ahead to reserve a hotel room or campsite if you know where you’ll be stopping for the evening.
At Shafner Law, our dedicated attorneys fight for the justice that victims of auto accidents deserve. If you or your family member has been injured in an accident, call us today at 720-800-4715 for your free consultation with an experienced accident attorney. We represent clients throughout Denver and the state of Colorado.