Are you preparing to take a road trip that is a far distance away from home? Brushing up on your road safety skills isn’t a bad idea. Traffic Safety GA recommends re-familiarizing yourself as a pedestrian and motorist on road safety laws at least every six months to a year. It is a good habit to adapt and it keeps you safe while on the roads. We are experts in ensuring events, road projects, land and road closures are successful while we are in charge. Prepare for your next road trip by reading about four summer road safety tips you need to familiarize yourself with before heading out.
You may encounter traffic cones while you are driving on the interstate in route to your destination. If you see traffic cones, this is a big indication you need to decrease your speed. Even if there aren’t any speed limit signs visible when you approach the cones, we recommend you slow down. Traffic cones are an indication to take caution ahead. After you pass the traffic cones, you may proceed with caution and accelerate to the approved speed limit. Make sure you remain alert of the traffic and safety signs.
Stay alert of traffic and safety signs.
It is recommended while taking a long road trip to pay attention to the traffic and safety signs. Traffic and safety signs alert the driver on what to expect ahead, any changes in the speed limit, sudden road work ahead, and so on. Another reason to be aware of traffic and safety signs is you don’t want to miss your exit in an area you’re not familiar with. Save yourself frustration and worry by keeping your eyes on the road at all times.
Keep your eyes on the road.
This tip is the most important for road safety during road trips. We recommend no cell phone use while the vehicle is operating. If you are using a navigation application while driving, be sure to enter the destination before operating the vehicle. You should completely concentrate on operating the vehicle without any distractions. Paying attention to the road at all times minimizes accidents not only that can be caused by your mishaps, but by someone else’s.
Drive for other people.
Sometimes it is necessary to make decisions on your driving based on how a person is driving around you. For example, if you notice a motorist is swerving behind you on the interstate, attempt to move over safely to remain clear of the motorists. If you are able to get license plate information, try to do so safely to alert the interstate police. At Traffic Safety GA, we work tightly with local law enforcement during projects or events to ensure safety and road compliance. Do the same during your long road trip, should an event arise for you to do so.
For questions on how we can further support you, give us a call today at (404) 609-1181. You can also view our website and contact us for a free consultation at www.trafficsafetyga.com. We look forward to hearing from you soon.