Tips for Planning a Safe Summer Road Trip

Tips for Planning a Safe Summer Road Trip


Nearly 35 million Americans set out on road trips over the July 4th weekend alone, according to the American Automobile Association, and millions more will follow over the course of the summer. Many will log trips of several hundred miles or more, with the vast majority of travel in personal vehicles.

With this in mind, The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. offers some tips to help travelers plan for a safe and happy trip.

"Summer road trips are an American tradition and one of the true highlights of the year for many people," said Mark R. Desrochers, president, personal lines at The Hanover. "With all that's riding on these road trips, it's good to know vacationers can improve the likelihood of a safe and stress-free trip with a little planning. Before leaving, paying attention to relevant insurance and safety issues can make all the difference in the world."

Ask Your Agent to Review Your Insurance Coverage

With Americans logging more and more miles via car, the risk of an auto accident is very real. Fortunately, insurance coverage can provide important financial protection and peace of mind.

Make Sure Your Vehicle is Ready for the Trip

Long distance travel can put stress on vehicles and drivers alike. With preparation, drivers can make both more manageable.

Pack Your Vehicle Carefully

For some, packing is an art. For others, it's a science. In either case, there are a number of important considerations that can make for a safer trip.

Commit to a Safe Trip

Thinking ahead and making a commitment to safe travel practices are among the best things you can do to ensure a successful trip.


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