Summer Road Trip Safety Tips: A Family Travel Guide

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Summer is just around the corner leaving families in full anticipation for their vacation plans. If you’re traveling a little further, chances are you’re going to fly, but if you’re taking the car this year to enjoy the scenic route, there is much to be considered.

Families traveling this summer season will need to be sure to prep themselves for a safe and happy arrival. Here are a few tips that should make your trip even more enjoyable:


Car Safety

No matter how far you’re traveling this summer, it is important to keep up on your car’s maintenance. Before getting on the highway, make sure that you’ve performed an oil change recently. Be sure to seek out any news that would pertain to your vehicle since auto recalls can cause for action. Being proactive with this will be all the difference between a safe commute to your favorite vacation destination or not.

The last think you’re going to want on your vacation is car trouble. Be sure to top off your fluids and give the car a thorough cleaning. This can keep your car looking fresh and provided ample room for storage.


Passenger Safety

Another way to contribute positively to your destination commute is to be a good passenger. Respecting the driver of the vehicle and ensuring their needs are met are a few ways to lend a helping hand. Unfortunately, there are terrible driving habits so it’s important to keep safety in mind during your trip to keep everyone safe.

There are personalities that make for a great time in the car. Whether you like to spend your time listening to your favorite playlist, enjoy road trip games, or sightsee along the way; there is always need for caution to avoid any distracted driving scenarios.



If you’re traveling with children, be sure to try and plan smaller trips. This can help get them acclimated to longer periods of time in the car. Try to make a day trip out of an attraction in your local area such as a museum or zoo. Be sure to pack plenty of snacks to keep everyone content for the ride.

If needed, be sure to pack a tablet or music player so that they too can enjoy the ride. Sometimes keeping everyone content makes for a relaxing car ride.

There is a lot of preparation with planning your summer vacation. Make sure that as you’re traveling your family discusses the importance of safety so that everyone can do their part in keeping your road trip as safe as possible. When someone refuses to acknowledge the safety of others and themselves, unfortunately it can be situation where lives are lost.

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