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June 26, 2015

Planning Safe & Successful Summer Road-Trips

The kids are out of school, the days are warmer and longer, and it just feels right to take a little summer trip. It’s time to head to the mountains, the grandparents, or the beach. One of the great things about Middle Tennessee is that we don’t need to fly to do this. It is easier and usually quicker, and certainly more convenient, to pack up the SUV and hit the road. However, there are certainly safety precautions that need to be considered when doing so.

Safely Planning Your Family Road Trip

With all the packing and planning, it is easy to feel rushed and overwhelmed trying to get the family squared away and get to your destination. Despite the best intentions, even the most diligent of us can find ourselves rushed, and thus distracted. That is a formula for danger.

Don’t forget, this time of year is one of the busiest in regards to the highways.

“[T]here are several days in the summer that see a higher volume of traffic than Thanksgiving.”Victoria Day, a spokeswoman for the Air Transport Association

The days are a little longer and people are on vacation so it is safe to assume that the amount of people traveling interstate is higher than the rest of the year Therefore, during this time of year when we are planning our summer get-a-ways we need to take a minute just to slow down and make sure we are planning our travels in the safest and most effective way.

Some Quick & Easy Travel Tips

Let’s take a moment to make note of a few safety tips that will provide you and your family with an all around safe summer road trip to your destination and back home.

Deal Deal with all of your responsibilities before you get in the car, remember it’s not safe to text and drive!

These are just a few tips that could help make your travel planning and arrangements a little easier. Most importantly, remember to enjoy yourself and the time you have away to relax with your family