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Safe Driving Tips for Summer

During the summer, more people travel our highways, roads and streets and as a result, more people are seriously injured in car, truck, bicycle, motorcycle and pedestrian accidents.  Being prepared and practicing safe driving techniques may help to prevent you or a loved one from suffering serious injuries or death. 

Here are a few tips to keep you and your family safe this summer:

  • Before leaving home, inspect your vehicle
    • Check the oil and fluid levels 
    • Make sure the brakes work safely and your tires are properly inflated
    • Attend to minor repairs or maintenance before embarking on a long trip
  • Get plenty of rest before taking the wheel
    • Sleep deprivation can impair a driver as much as alcohol can
    • If you feel tired while driving, pull over and take a break
  • Do not drive without a license or with an invalid one
  • Never drive if you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, even if you are only “buzzed”
  • Avoid distractions
    • Never text while driving
    • If you must make a call, use a headset or hands-free device
    • Do not eat while driving—make stops for meals
  • Make sure everyone in the vehicle is wearing a seatbelt

Accident-related injuries and deaths increase during the summer with more cars and trucks on the road, but you can reduce this risk by driving smart. However, even the most prepared drivers will be involved in car and trucking accidents. If you are injured in an accident because of someone else’s negligence, call a Chicago accident lawyer at 877-374-1417 or 312-332-2872 or contact us online to discuss your potential claim and legal options. We represent victims who are injured in all types of accident cases, including trucking, pedestrian, motorcycle, bicycle, railroad and boating accidents.

 

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