If you’re unfamiliar with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), they are an organization that conducts an immense amount of research aimed at making America’s roads safer, finding data to improve driver safety, and discovering ways to better communicate safety tips to drivers. We value their research and insights quite a bit. They’ve recently released their 2017 Summer Driving Tips.
2017 Summer Driving Tips Overview
The NHTSA’s article on summer driving tips covers a lot of valuable information. From a pre-driving checklist, to dealing with children, and tips for actually being on the road, they cover it all.
Before you go
The NHTSA suggests you do the following before you hit the road this summer:
Get Your Car Serviced
Having your car ready to handle the heat and wear and tear of the summer is extremely important.
Check for Recalls
Even though manufacturers should notify you of any, the summer is a great time to check for any news on recalls for your vehicle.
Go Over Your Vehicle Safety Checklist
From checking your tires to your fluids and AC, the NHTSA covers it all.
When it comes to safety, the NHTSA highlights:
An obvious safety issue, but people still die from not wearing one.
Some extra tips on driving safe with children.
On the Road
If you’re ready to hit the road, the NHTSA suggests the following:
How to handle road trips and driving with children.
Sharing the Road
Some friendly reminders on what you should look out for while driving.
Avoiding Risky Driving Behaviors
Some tips on how to protect yourself by being proactive.
All of the above topics are extremely valuable to understanding the best ways to drive safe during the summer. If you’d like to read more on any of the above topics, please visit the NHTSA website to read the entire article or download the PDF here.