Summertime is just around the corner, and in Connecticut it brings with it long sunny days, warm weather and school vacations. The season is a great time to plan a road trip, as the weather will be nice wherever you venture, and it’s always a good time to spend with family and friends.
Unfortunately, with kids out of school enjoying the many summer activities there can also be increased risks for those behind the wheel. The good news is that there are simple steps you can take to prevent auto accidents and subsequent injuries and make this summer safe and enjoyable for everyone concerned. For those in Danielson CT, auto insurance coverage is an important part of having a stress-free summer.
Always practice safety on the road
Every time you get into your car be sure and buckle up on every occasion, even if it’s just a short ride around town. Be sure each passenger is also adhering to this important rule of safety as well. Before putting the key into the ignition, make sure that any younger children are riding in size- and age-appropriate car safety seats and that these seats are properly secured in their space.
Do not leave children or pets in a parked car, not even for a minute – the interior temperatures during hot summer days can reach deadly levels in minutes, even during moderate weather. This should be a common practice even on cool days, as there are legal issues, as well as moral ones, regarding leaving unattended children (and pets) alone in a car.
Finally, do not drive fast down residential streets. Kids often run into the street after loose balls without taking the time to be sure it is safe to do so. This could be a driver’s worse nightmare, and even more so without Danielson CT auto insurance coverage in place.