Summer has brought some beautiful weather to Canada, which makes it the perfect time for you to explore what our great country has to offer. That means one thing — it’s time for a road trip. As you head out on the open road, keep these summer road trip safety tips from Downtown Toyota in mind.
Be aware of wildlife. Animals are very active during the summer, which is why you need to keep an eye out for them as you drive. They are especially active at dawn and dusk, so watch out for flickering road reflectors, which can indicate animals moving, and make sure you continually check both sides of the road for critters.
Don’t let yourself get bored or fatigued. Drivers who get bored or tired are more likely to let their attention drift, which isn’t safe. That’s why you should take measures to stay entertained — and awake — during your long drives. Download podcasts or audio books to keep you alert on the go, and make sure you take frequent stops to keep fatigue at bay.
Understand the road conditions and terrain. Even though it’s summer, you will still experience rain storms and inclement weather throughout Canada. Remember to drive for the road conditions you’re experiencing, lengthening the distance between you and the car in front of you on slick roads. Also, keep in mind that the terrain you’re driving on should influence the way you drive.
Are you ready for your summer road trip but your vehicle is not? Stop by Downtown Toyota for a service checkup before you hit the road!