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Who else is ready for some summer road tripping? Whether you’re driving across the state or across the country this summer, keep these summer driving safety tips in mind. As you venture out, it’s good to make sure your car is in tip-top shape and make sure that your family is ready to go, too!

Summer Driving Safety Tips! Stay safe while driving this summer - check out these 6 summer driving tips!

Summer Road Trip Driving Safety

So let’s refresh our memories on a few simple driving safety tips. Besides a few tips, we’ll also look at the New Uniden R7 Radar Detector and how it can help keep you safe on the road!

Uniden R7 Radar Detector

Get yourself the new Uniden R7 Radar Detector. It will help keep you safe on the road. Available at Best Buy, this radar detector doesn’t just pick up police radar, it alerts you to some emergency signals, road work signs, and more. On-screen directional arrows indicate where the radar signal is originating from.

Perhaps the best part, the MAX speed warning system allows you to set a MAX speed. It will monitor your speed and alert you when you’ve gone over that speed. With voice notification and MAX speed warning system, if you go over the preset speed, you’ll hear an audible warning without taking your eyes off the road.

Stay safe on the road with the new Uniden Radar Detector with MAX speed voice alert system!

The easy-to-see color OLED information display and large screen makes it so you can quickly read the information while maintaining focus on the road ahead.

Check it out here.

Get Your Car Serviced

Bring your car in for a servicing. You’ll want to check for recalls and have any of those taken care of before you hit the road. Aside from recalls, have your mechanic give your vehicle a once over. Check the breaks, tire pressure, fluid levels, wiper blades, all of the lights etc… Get a fresh oil change, and a tune up if needed. You want you car to be in top-top shape before hitting the road!

Pennzoil Oil Change at Walmart

Roadside Emergency and FirstAid Kit

Make sure your roadside emergency and first aid kit are fully stocked and ready for the road. Your emergency kit should contain things like flashlights, flares, jumper cables and things of that nature. As you can see in the pic below, we always have brightly colored towels or blankets in our trunk as well.

Road Trip First Aid Kit

Your first aid kit should contain things like band aids, antiseptics, gauze pads, tape etc… Make sure you’re stocked up and ready to go!


The 3 to 6 Second + Rule

Remember the simple things like the 3 to 6 second rule. Follow other traffic at safe distances. This means 3 to 6 seconds, 6+ seconds in adverse conditions. To see how far behind you’re traveling, pick a telephone pole or other marker up ahead. When the car in front of you goes past that mark, start counting 1 Mississippi, 2 Mississippi, 3 Mississippi etc… You should have a minimum of 3 Mississippi’s by the time you reach that marker. That’s on a clear, dry day.

If the sun is extra bright, or the roads are wet, you need to extend that time beyond 3 seconds. Allow for proper reaction time to avoid your fun road trip coming to an abrupt end. In the winter, you’ll want to extend your time to 6+ seconds in icy and snowy conditions.

Extra tip: When stopping at a stoplight behind another car, you should be able to see where their rear tires are sitting on the pavement. If you cannot, you’re too close.

Respect The Big Rigs

Sure, the kids will be pumping their arms in the back seat all the way across the country. Truckers love giving a honk, honk. But they don’t like disrespectful, or uneducated drivers. A few things to keep in mind around the trailer trucks are…

Keep your distance. If you cannot see their mirrors, they cannot see you.

Watch for wide turns. Sometimes to navigate a corner, the rig needs to make a wide swing. You don’t want to be caught between a trailer and a telephone pole. So keep an eye out for those wide swings.

Don’t speed up and get in front of a trailer truck. They need a lot of room to stop! The trucker is keeping a safe distance from the vehicle in front of them, not giving you a gap to cut into.

Have A Blast!

Lastly, you need to have a blast on your road trip! While you can fret over every little detail. That won’t make your trip any safer. Be clear headed, light minded, and have a fun road trip. Stop at roadside attractions and fun swimming holes. Just go out and explore!

What are some summer driving tips you’d recommend?

Summer Road Trip Mascoma Lake Enfield

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