Graduates Now That You’ve Graduated Whats Next
Congratulations to the Class of 2019!
Whether you’ve graduated from High School or College, you deserve praise for all that you have accomplished! You’ve worked hard and now it’s time to reward yourself with a fun road trip. Before you head out to your favorite destination, keep the following in mind:
Be sure to perform basic maintenance before you hit the road.
Check your oil, your engine coolant, the air pressure in your tires, your brake pads, windshield wipers, and wiper fluid. Make sure you check the air in your spare tire! Don’t get stuck on the side of the highway for something you could have easily prevented. Consider using a checklist like this to make sure you’re covered before you go!
Change drivers every two to three hours to stay alert and focused on traveling safely.
Adults between the ages of 18-29 are much more likely to drive while drowsy compared to other age groups. Don’t be part of the statistics! Change drivers or stop to stretch your legs every couple hours. Be mindful of the speed limit, use caution in construction zones and be sure to pull over for Emergency Service vehicles. You would want others to do the same for you. What would you do if you were in crisis and the ambulance was stuck in traffic?
Put your phone away!
Texting and using your cell phone while driving is one of the leading causes of accidents and severe injuries on the road. Put your phone away and keep your friends and family safe on the road.
Don’t Drink and Drive!
If you’re celebrating and wind up partying a little too hard, call a sober friend, order a ride from a ride-sharing app, or call a taxi to get home safely. Do not drive under the influence under any circumstance! You can hurt yourself, or seriously hurt or other people and their property. Here’s a list of Sober Ride programs to help you out no matter where you are in the country!