Vehicle Safety During Summer Travels

Vehicle Safety Kit

Are you planning to travel 100 miles for your family vacation, or more than 1,000 miles? Regardless of the length, it is important to assure you are prepared while out on the road. It is recommended that you also carry a vehicle safety kit in addition to a first aid kit while on the road.

Find a bag or container that can hold all of these materials, and store it someplace in your car that can be easily accessible.

• Flashlight, battery-powered radio and extra batteries

• Booster cables

• Blankets or sleeping bags, extra clothing

• Flares

• Non-perishable high-energy foods (candy, raisins, nuts, etc.)       vehicle safety kit

• Bottled water

• First aid kit

• Shovel

• Emergency candles and matches

• Windshield scraper

• Signal flares

• Utility knife

• Sack of sand

• Small amount of money in small increments

Service Your Vehicle

One of the most important things to do before you hit the road is to take the time to service your vehicle. This includes changing the oil, checking tire pressure (including the spare tire), and checking all fluids.

A vacation is much more enjoyable when you don’t spend it along the side of the road waiting for a tow truck.

Have a great vacation and be sure to wear your seatbelt, too.

 

July, 2011 Every Needful Thing

Jason M. Carlton

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