AAA Summer Driving Safety Tips

AAA Summer Driving Safety Tips

Getting enough sleep should be at the top of your list because you will not have to deal with drowsy driving. People who get involved in crashes as a result of fatigue usually have no symptoms before they fall asleep.

If you experience drowsiness, try to find a safe place to pull over then get some rest. Some symptoms to look out for include having a hard time keeping eyes open, not being able to remember the last couple of miles, drifting between lanes, missing street signs or exits, yawning, and feeling restless or irritable.

If you are on a long drive, take a break every couple of hours.

You should also be more careful when it comes to night-driving because your body is accustomed to rest.

Don’t eat heavy foods.

When traveling, have alert passengers who can take over the driving. If it is not your turn to drive, go to the back seat because sitting on the front seat won’t let you get enough rest because you are a passive driver.

Sharing the Road

You are not the only person using the road. Motorcycle rider and cyclist will also be using the road, and there are also children on their summer break.

Keep in mind that cyclist have the same rights as you, and this will also mean riding in traffic lanes.

You should be on the lookout for children in places like playgrounds, or even those playing at the roadside.

When there is a motorcycle next to you, envision a car around it because it will go a long way in helping you maintain a safe distance, Paul said.

You will be able to maintain a safe distance.

More Driving Tips

Below are some tidbits that can help answer some questions you might still have.

Cruise nights are common during the summer. Most owners like talking about their vehicles, so you can ask them any questions you might be having. One thing you should avoid is touching any show car. You should also leave strollers and bicycles in the car.

If you are enjoying a movie and need the radio to listen to it, there is no need to have the engine running at the drive-in if your battery is in good condition. Open the windows so that air can get in, then start the engine periodically so it can recharge the battery.

Many people know about the discomfort that comes with getting into a car that has been in the sun on a hot summer day. Windshield covers can be effective when it comes to keeping the temperature down. If you are looking to cool down the inside of your car, just open the doors so that the cabin air can get out.

Make sure the AC system has been checked at the beginning of every season.

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