Traveling with the Kids? Road Trip Tips

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Longer Weekend Invites People To Take A Road Trip

Independence Day is gracious enough to provide a welcomed 3-day-weekend and many of us will be hitting the road with the family. Remember, there are going to be a lot of other people driving too, so plan ahead to avoid the stress of a family outing.

Have a Great Road Trip With The Kids By Using This Helpful Checklist

  • Plan Ahead: Plan the route. If you’re going to be driving across some remote places, map out your gas stops ahead of time. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to use a paper map as a backup (remember those?) in case your phone or GPS can’t connect.
  • Check Your Levels: Check all the fluid levels in your car, if it’s time to change any of them, doing so now can avoid a big headache on the side of the road later. Make sure your oil is fresh, you have plenty of coolant, and get your car serviced if necessary.
  • Secure All Loose Items: Loose items become projectiles during a crash. Make sure you have all items stowed and packed away before you head out.
  • Have Your Car Seat(s) Checked: According to Seatcheck.org, 7 out of every 10 kids in child safety seats are not properly restrained. You can find an inspection station near you by visiting their website.
  • Know What To Bring: You need to bring snacks, not just for the ride, but enough to hold you over if traffic slows or you are stuck. Don’t forget a first aid kit, baby wipes or paper towels, and garbage bags.
  • Bring Entertainment: Bring music, movies, games, and books along to keep your kids from getting bored. Okay, to help keep them from getting bored. Don’t forget your device chargers & cables for any electronic games or phones. There are lots of games to play while on a road trip that don’t entail any electronics.
  • Be Smart About Your Driving: Don’t drive if you’re exhausted, and don’t try to mind the kids while driving – have your copilot handle that. Take frequent breaks to keep from becoming overly tired & let the kids run around a bit to blow off some steam.
  • Wear Your Seat Belts. This is the most effective way to reduce injuries in a crash.

Pennsylvania Personal Injury Lawyers Near You

Please be safe if you’re hitting the road this holiday weekend, but if another driver is negligent enough to injure you in a car accident, help is on the way. Handler, Henning & Rosenberg has been helping people throughout Pennsylvania since 1922, and we have experienced car accident attorneys at each of our law offices to get you the help you need. Use the helpful links below to contact an injury lawyer near you for a FREE Consultation about your rights to compensation.

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