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Summer vacations, summer road risks

If you are one of the many Connecticut residents who is planning to hit the road for a summer vacation, you should make sure to educate yourself about the various ways you may be able to keep yourself safe. Whether you are planning short getaways in the northeast area or looking to go across the country, there are generally more cars on the road in the summer and that very fact alone can increase your risk of being in an accident.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration suggests that one thing you should do before taking a road trip is to double check that there are no outstanding recalls related to your vehicle. If there are, you will want to get those addressed before you leave, especially because recalls are generally related to safety features of your vehicle. Educating yourself about the local road laws if you will be driving out of state is also important. This may give you better insights into the behaviors of other drivers.

In the event that an accident does happen or even if your vehicle becomes disabled for some reason, having a fully stocked emergency kit in your car is a must. This kit should always include flares or reflective materials so that you can alert oncoming traffic to your presence and hopefully avoid being struck while you are waiting for help to arrive. 

If you would like to learn more about the risks the Connecticut drivers should be aware of when taking to the roads for summer vacations, please feel free to visit the motor vehicle accident page of our Connecticut personal injury website.

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