Summer Driving Tips

Soon school will be out for the summer and it will be time to take the family trip. Whether you are taking a road trip or sitting in traffic in the hot summer sun, your car needs to be ready.  Have your vehicle serviced regularly, check the tires, fluids and the lights.  Here are some tips to make summer of 2015 a safer summer:
  • Always have a first aid kit in your vehicle.  
  • Dont text or talk on your cell phone.
  • Don’t program your GPS while driving.
  • Share your driving with other passengers to avoid fatigue.
  • Rest-driving while drowsy can be fatal.
  • Schedule your trips to allow for frequent breaks
  • Stop for food and beverages, avoid eating while driving.
  • Don’t drive while angry- aggressive driving kills.
Buckle up every time, every trip!
  • if you have a flat tire, engine problems or a fender bender, drive out of traffic lanes and off the highway if possible. Highway shoulders are not safe for repair work.
  • Always use a designated sober driver.
  • Report dangerous or drunk drivers to 911.
  • When outside temperatures reach 101 degrees the interior temps can reach 140 degrees.  Cracking a window does not allow enough air in to properly cool the vehicle.
  • If you see a unattended in a hot vehicle, call 911!  
  • If you have a small child place your cell phone, purse or other important item needed at your next stop on the floor in front of the child in the backseat.  This triggers adults to see the children when they open the door to reach for their belongings.
  • Set an alarm or email reminder to remind you if you took the child to daycare.  Have a plan that if your child is late for daycare, you will be called within a few minutes.
  • Always make sure children do not have access to keys or remote entry devices.
  • Always walk around the entire vehicle before backing out of any drive.  
We at ICC Collision Center want you and your family to have a fun, safe summer!  If you are in a summer fender bender or major accident, we are here to help. With 7 locations to serve you, we are just a phone call away!