Note: This was featured as part of our Wednesday segment on Charleston’s 105.5 The Bridge with Box in the Morning. You can catch us every Wednesday morning at 8:50 am ET for the latest law tips and legal news. You can listen to the segment below:
Whether you’re going on a family vacation, a romantic getaway, or a solo trip, there’s a lot that goes into planning, and safety should always be your first priority when planning a vacation. So John Price wants to share his travel safety advice with you.
When taking a road trip, you should always be sure to get your vehicle checked out before hitting the road. Car trouble can really ruin a vacation, and you don’t want to have to make any unexpected stops.
Be sure to get your fluids, oil, and tire pressure checked, as well as your windshield blades in case you run into heavy rainfall. Also be sure to check your brakes. Listen out for any screeching or other unusual noise and feel for any pressure or pushing back from your brakes. These can be early signs of brake failure.
Another important aspect of planning a road trip is mapping out your route. John Price recommends the navigational app Waze, which gives you traffic updates and alerts for your route. The app also provides alternate routes if you run into heavy traffic.
And of course, stay on the right side of the law no matter where you’re traveling. In the words of John Price, “You don’t want to go away on vacation and come home on probation.” Keep a clear head and make responsible decisions. Remember to never get behind the wheel after drinking to ensure your safety and the safety of those around you.
Safety starts with you, so take these precautions to help you have a fun, worry-free vacation.