If you plan on hitting the road this Labor Day weekend, it’s important that you keep your safety in mind at all times. It is one of the busiest times of the year in terms of traffic, so there are things you must do in order to remain safe.

  • Get your rest. If you will be traveling a far distance, make sure you are well rested before getting behind the wheel.
  • Don’t become distracted. There are many distractions in your car, from your cellphone to the radio to the GPS system. You need to keep your eyes on the road at all times.
  • Make sure your car is in good working condition. Are your windshield wipers working? Are your tires properly inflated? When was the last time you had the oil changed? These are the types of things to check before you embark on your journey.
  • Leave early. When you leave yourself extra time, you won’t be in a rush. As a result, you can drive in a safer manner.

These are just a few of the many things you can personally do to improve your safety when driving this Labor Day weekend.

Keep this in mind: You may be driving with safety in mind, but others don’t always take the same level of caution.

If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, pull your car to a safe place (if you are able to do so) and call for help. Any injuries should be treated immediately. Once things clear up, you can then learn more about the cause of the accident, your legal rights and how to treat your injuries as to make a full recovery.

Source: CBS News, “The deadliest holiday for car accidents,” Jerry Edgerton, accessed Aug. 18, 2017