Summer and fall host a variety of holidays that spark an increase in traffic and travel. July 4th and Labor Day are hosted in July and September. With July 4th being on a Thursday this year and Labor Day on a Monday, the chances of substantial weekend traffic increases. Did you sit in July 4th weekend traffic this year? As a truck driver, and sharing the road with holiday drivers, there are steps you can take to make you and the roads a safer place.
Be Aware Of High Travel Times
Summer and fall weekends are filled with people coming and from their vacations as well. The Wednesday before July 4th was be a big day of travel, and the Labor Day will be a massive day of travel as well. When you’re aware of these high travel times at any time of the year, you can plan your routes ahead of time. Morning and evening travel are also busy times on the road for holiday travelers. Christopher Elliot from Fortune explains, “Here’s the best way to beat Labor Day traffic the weekend,” as you consider travel plans for Labor Day Weekend this year.
Take It Slow, Steady, And Safe
As you plan your time on the road, be sure to leave yourself enough time, so you’re not tempted to speed or to exceed your driver hours of service. When your speed increases and exceeds the speed limit the chances of a crash triples. Keep focused on the road by not using your technology while driving and buckle up every time you sit in the driver’s seat. Did you know most drivers are not aware of your blind spots? Keep an eye on your blind spots in case other drivers are not. Lastly, dial 911 if you ever suspect or notice an impaired driver on the road.
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