Summer Driving Tips
The sun is shining, the roads are clear, and you’re starting out on a vacation. Whether you’re going on a long road trip or just driving to the airport, summer can be a dangerous time to drive. There are more drivers on the road, which can lead to a higher chance of accidents. The summer is also hard on your vehicle, as the weather changes from cold to hot. In order to stay safe this summer, follow these tips for safer summer driving.
Before you get on the road, make sure your vehicle is in working order. The more you drive, the more likely you are to need a quick tune up before a trip. If your tires are old or worn, you’re more likely to experience a blowout during the summer as the air in your tires expands in the heat. Use these service tips to keep your vehicle up to date, or schedule an appointment at Loeber Motors to insure that your vehicle is in good condition.
What to look out for on the road
As schools let out for the summer, it’s likely there will be a higher concentration of young, inexperienced drivers on the road. These teen drivers often fall victim to the lure of distracted driving, be it by changing music or by texting and driving. That is not to say that young drivers are the biggest threat. A family on vacation is just as likely to be distracted while driving, especially in a bigger or unfamiliar city. If you find your attention straying from the road, it might be safer to pull over, especially if you are tired.
Summer driving also opens the door for motorcyclists, bicyclists and construction workers. Any type of cyclist is not going to have the same presence or protection as someone in a vehicle would, so be sure to keep an eye out, particularly at intersections and before changing lanes. When in a work zone, be sure to slow down and remain attentive. The minimum fine for speeding in a work zone is $375 for the first offense.
If you’re looking for a new vehicle this summer, Loeber Motors has plenty of options for you. Schedule a test drive, or stop by to see what we have in stock.