You’ve booked the trip, packed your bags and are now ticking away the minutes to your departure time. But before you embark on the journey to your destination, please be aware of traveling precautions to ensure that your trip doesn’t get delayed.
A few factors to be mindful of when driving to your vacation spot are texting, cell phone talking and speed limit laws in the states you’re passing through. Not only could you end up with a ticket and hefty fine, you are putting yourself and other drivers at risk for accidents.
Some facts to think about are:
You’re 25 times more likely to get in an accident from texting than if you’re driving undistracted.
You’re 4 times more likely to get into an accident while on your cell phone than if you weren’t using a handheld device at all.
3 out of 4 child restraints are not installed properly. Pay attention and read the manuals!
Crash-related injuries are reduced by 50% when passengers are wearing a seat belt.
You’ve spent a lot of time planning, saving, researching and packing for this much anticipated vacation. Make sure you arrive safe and sound by following the below safety trips for travelers. Check out more of these statistics in this infographic below.