Independence Day is a beloved national holiday in the United States. This fun day is packed with patriotism, and generally, people use the extra time to spend it with friends and family. Many of us will spend the weekend driving in miles upon miles of traffic to get to where we want to be. With most people confident enough to travel again, traffic is expected to be significantly worse this year than last. With that being said, here are several safety practices that will keep you driving safely through the Florida traffic this 4th of July:
Tip #1 - Know Your Route
Before departing your home, check your map or GPS and get familiarized with the route. Look to see if there are any shortcuts that can save you time. There are loads of digital apps such as Apple Maps, Google Maps, and Waze that give you real-time traffic conditions. To ensure your safety, let a trusted rider be your guide when you are driving.
Tip #2 - Focus on the Road at All Times
Most vehicle accidents are caused by the most insignificant of things like your phone. Your focus should be on the path at all times. Do not be tempted to text on your phone, constantly adjust your audio or climate functions, or even eat while driving.
Tip #3 - Remain a Safe Distance from Other Cars
Did you know that the Fourth of July is the most dangerous day to drive in America? It is hazardous because of two reasons: drunk driving and increased traffic, which is why we suggest you keep a more considerable distance from other cars to avoid getting into a crash.
Tip #4: Do NOT Drink and Drive
As we mentioned, there is an expected increase in alcohol consumption on Independence Day. If you plan to celebrate the holiday with several drinks, consider appointing a designated driver or using a rideshare app to get from Point A to Point B. Ensure your safety and the safety of others by ensuring you have rides figured out.
Tip #5: Get Vehicle Maintenance
Consider taking your car to a trusted auto shop like German Car Depot. The last place you'd want to spend the 4th of July is on the side of the road. Avoid anxiety and ensure safety by getting maintenance service. It's better to be safe than sorry!
We are committed to ensuring you have a safe and fun July 4th! Give us a call or come by our shop today.