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How to maintain your safety on a long distance trip

You're excited about embarking on a long journey in your vehicle, but that doesn't mean you won't have any concerns. Above all else, you must take steps to maintain your safety from the minute you leave home until the minute you arrive at your destination.

Here are several tips you can follow:

  • Bank your sleep: You're excited about your trip, but don't let it keep you up at night. You should get as much sleep as you can before hitting the road, as drowsy driving is responsible for thousands of accidents, injuries and deaths throughout the United States every year.
  • Take breaks when necessary: If you find yourself becoming tired or distracted, pull to the side of the road or a parking lot to rest your mind and body. You'll be surprised at how much better you feel after you get out and walk around for a few minutes.
  • Drink plenty of water and eat healthily: Don't shy away from drinking water because you don't want to take restroom breaks. Staying hydrated allows you to feel your best while maintaining maximum energy for as long as possible. Combine this with the consumption of healthy snacks.

Even if you take these tips to maintain your safety on a long-distance trip, there will always be other drivers around you who believe nothing bad can ever happen to them. These people are texting and driving, drinking and driving, violating the rules of the road and acting in other negligent ways.

If you're injured in a car accident, your immediate focus is your health. From there, filing an insurance claim and seeking compensation from the at-fault party is high on your to-do list.

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