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Prepare Yourself For Summer Driving Emergencies

Winter isn’t the only time of year when we should make sure we’re prepared for car accidents. As temperatures rise, so do concerns about summer driving conditions.

Functioning lighting systems and reflective safety gear may all come in handy on the way to cottage country or a family vacation. According to Autotrader.ca, there are a couple of tips drivers should know to prepare themselves in the event of a collision.

Car accidents, and other motor vehicle accidents, may result in catastrophic injuries such as paralysis or brain damage. In these cases, it’s important to consult with a personal injury lawyer to determine your legal rights to compensation. A personal injury lawyer can help you obtain compensation amounts above policy requirements, as well as assess the full extent of your losses.

Summer Driving Tips

As people travel on isolated roads to camping or out-of-town vacation destinations, its important to make sure you are prepared in the event of an accident. These tips may help you avoid an accident, and can help you protect injured passengers as you wait for emergency responders.

Traveling With A Car Safety Kit:

These kits normally include tools and supplies that can be used in a variety of situations. They can be purchased from stores like Canadian Tire and Wal-Mart, but can also be made at home. Your kit should include:

  • Reflective warning triangles or flares
  • A reflective vest
  • First aid kit (including bandages, alcohol wipes, gauze, scissors, tweezers)
  • Blankets
  • Flashlights
  • Tool-kit (including screwdrivers, pliers, knives)
  • Whistles to attract help
  • Candles, tins and matches
  • Granola bars
  • Water

Navigating Through Challenging Weather Conditions

A light rain can easily turn into a torrential downpour, or a fog warning can turn into zero visibility. In these cases, it’s best to pull over until it’s less dangerous to avoid an accident. However, pulling over is not always possible on some roads.

If you can’t pull over, make sure your vehicle’s lighting systems are in full working order so you’re visible to other drivers on the road. It’s also best advised to slow down when driving and to leave lots of space between cars and other motor vehicles.

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