Experts agree, summer 2021 is going to be a mad rush for vacation destinations. After spending nearly a year inside and avoiding contact with others, people are ready to get out and move about. Road trips will once again be one of the most popular vacation choices as they are easy and a little bit cheaper then flying. However, in the current state of the world, still in pandemic mode, we need to take some precautions to make sure that our road trips this summer are safe.
There are certainly some things that you can do to make your summer road trip safer that involve the mechanicals of your car. If your car is not in tip top shape you may be putting yourself or your passengers at risk of a New Haven auto accident. It is critical that before you start out on any road trip that you get your car inspected by a mechanic and have any mechanical issues resolved before you hit the road.
Once you’ve accomplished that you are now ready to make sure you and your passengers are safe in other ways, relating to the pandemic. You may be traveling across state lines and into unfamiliar territory which will require taking extra precautions to keep everyone safe. These precautions include;
- Wipe down and clean all interior surfaces of the car to ensure that it has been fully sanitized before you hit the road
- Pack extra masks for stops along the way
- Pack a portable air compressor so that if you need air in your tire you don’t have to rely on a public facility
- Pack sanitary wipes to ensure the ability to clean the car after stops at gas stations or other rest areas
- Pack additional hand sanitizer
Traveling this summer is going to be a welcome respite for all of us who have been spending the vast majority of our time in and around the Elm City for the better part of a year, but we don’t want all of that work and effort to stay safe during the year to go away because we get careless now. Taking steps to ensure that your car’s mechanicals are in order can help prevent a New Haven auto accident and preparing your car with the appropriate safety equipment before you hit the road can help keep you healthy.
If you or a loved one are injured while on a road trip this summer you may need an attorney to review your case and protect your interests. Contact our office immediately.