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Safety Tips For Traveling On The Open Road

March 1, 2015 Hastings and Hastings

Safety Tips For Traveling On The Open Road

Operating a motor vehicle today can be more hazardous and more challenging than it has ever been in the past. As such, it is well worth considering a few essential safety tips with regard to traveling on the open road. For example, keeping all doors locked when at a red light or when stopping for any other reason can serve to increase safety and reduce the chances of being attacked.

A Crucial Tool That Should Never Be Overlooked

Another excellent tip with regard to staying safe on the road is to always have a flashlight in the glove box. A first aid kit and a blanket can go a long way in making an unexpected breakdown less traumatic. Perhaps most important of all with regard to an unexpected breakdown is always having a fully charged cell phone ready and available. This is a crucial tool that should never be ignored, especially when driving on roads where there are no services or gas stations.

Highest Levels Of Safety

When encountering a disabled vehicle it is recommended to never stop and offer direct assistance. It makes far better sense to place an emergency call for a car that is broken down on the side of the road. Many acts of crime have occurred because good Samaritans decided to pull off the road and assist someone with a broken-down vehicle. Another essential when it comes to maintaining the highest levels of safety while traveling by car is to choose to stop only in well lighted or populated area. Whether stopping for gas or stopping to use of facilities, it is important to choose carefully to maintain the highest levels of safety for all involved.

Unscrupulous Nature

In addition, when stopping for a restroom break it is important to never allow children to go to the restroom by themselves. Always lock your vehicle behind you even if you will be gone for just a few short minutes. There have been cases in the past where individuals of an unscrupulous nature have hidden in a car waiting for a car owner to return. Being robbed while traveling by car can easily be avoided by practicing these standard safety procedures. Contact Hastings and Hastings today if you have been injured due to the negligence or malfeasance of another individual. Call today for a Phoenix personal injury lawyer consultation.