5 Tips for a Safe Summer Drive

Summer is often a nice time for a drive, but, like winter, the season has its own set of unique hazards. From summertime construction to distracted pedestrians, it's important to stay alert to help reduce your chances of an accident.

When behind the wheel, remember these tips to help you and others stay safe on the road.

  1. Watch for pedestrians: In the summertime, you’ll find more people enjoying outdoor activities, and it’s up to you to slow down and stay alert.
  2. Share the road: Bikers are also more active in good weather. Motorcycles and bikes are small and often harder to see. Be cautious of your blind spots before making a turn or lane change.
  3. Wear sunglasses: The sun’s glare is bright in the summer, and even harsher when the sun is low and shining on your face. Have your sunglasses handy and adjust your visors, so you don’t spend even a second driving while blinded by the glare.
  4. Be mindful of roadway obstacles: Keep an eye out for potholes, tree limbs, animals and other roadway obstacles.
  5. Avoid overheating: A car parked in the sun can cause the interior temperature to reach over 110 degrees, making those left in the vehicle vulnerable to serious injuries like a heat stroke. Park the car in a shaded area and never leave children or pets in a parked car.

Whenever you’re behind the wheel, RBFCU Insurance Agency wishes you safe travels. And, when it comes to protecting what matters most, don’t wonder if you’re covered. Just ask. RBFCU Insurance Agency can help keep you and your vehicle protected with the right insurance policy.

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Information in this article is general in nature and for your consideration, not as financial advice. Please contact your own financial professionals regarding your specific needs before taking any action based upon this information.

Article prepared by Safeco Insurance. Copyright 2020; May 2020

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