Travel Safe: Summertime
Summertime often means summer travel, and though your travel plans may be different this year, now is a good time to review these summer driving safety tips – from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones Buckle Up. Every Trip. Every Time. Ensure that everyone else in your vehicle is buckled-up in age- and size-appropriate car seats, booster seats, or seat belts.
There are other dangers to children in and around cars that you should know. For example, heatstroke can occur when a child is left unattended in a parked vehicle or gains unsupervised access. Never leave children alone in the car—not even for a few minutes or with the engine running. Vehicles heat up quickly; if the outside temperature is in the low 80s°, the temperature inside the vehicle can reach deadly levels in just a few minutes—even with a window rolled down. A child’s body temperature rises 3 to 5 times faster than that of an adult.
NHTSA also recommends that drivers avoid distractions, obey the speed limit, and always wear a seat belt, long considered the best defense against an impaired driver.
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