July 4th Most Dangerous Summer Holiday

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the 4th of July ranks as the deadliest day for drivers for the past decade.

Here are a few travel safety tips provided by Travelers Insurance:

Make sure your car is serviced before embarking on your trip.  Be sure to inspect your spare time to insure it is in good shape.

Bring an emergency roadside kit - stock your car with water and non-perishable food, a flashlight, a first-aid kit, jumper cables, reflective triangles, sunscreen, blankets, towels, and road flares.

Familiarize yourself with your route.  Don’t rely solely on your GPS.

Avoid distractions - Concentrate on the road and avoid distractions such as eating, reading maps, operating a GPS or using a cellphone.

Take breaks - When traveling long distances, it’s important to rest to help maintain focus and avoid fatigue.

Never drink and drive - if you plan on drinking, make sure you have a designated driver.

Enjoy your 4th of July Weekend and stay safe.

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