FYI: "Terrible Tuesday" Independence Day Traffic

Virginia tractor-trailer accident lawyer - Richard SerpeMore than 1.1 million Virginians will be hitting the road  ahead of Independence Day festivities. That’s the largest number in many years, some experts report. With consumer confidence high, families across the Commonwealth will be loading up their cars and hitting the highway in search of some summer fun. So when will traffic be at its worst? The afternoon of July 3. With the holiday falling on a Wednesday this year, many are aiming to get their vacation started by getting on the road the Tuesday before the holiday. With so many more vehicles on the road, it’s a good time to keep the following safety tips in mind:

Plan Ahead

If you know you’ve got a long drive ahead of you on a particularly busy day of traffic, map out your route ahead of time. Know when you’ll stop for breaks and where will be most convenient for lunch or snacks. To truly maximize your efficiency, pack food in a cooler to snack on throughout your drive.

Pay Attention

It’s easy to be distracted when on a road trip, especially if you’re multitasking (maybe wait to eat that snack when you’re in the passenger seat). To avoid temptation, keep your cell phone out of reach. If you really need to check it, you’ll be forced to pull over, put the car in park and safely check your phone.

Pack an Emergency Kit

You never know when you might run into trouble on the road. In addition to getting your car’s oil changed and tires inflated, you should pack an emergency kit before hitting the road. Bottled water, emergency flares, a flashlight and some water can go a long way when you’re in crisis mode.

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