AAA offers this list of 15 tips for getting through the Memorial Day weekend safely on the roads.
–Make sure your vehicle is in tip top condition.
–Plan ahead–map out your trip.
–Construction zones may cause delays in travel time.
–Start fresh; avoid driving when you are tired.
–Buckle up and be sure children are buckled safely.
–Turn off cell phones, stay focused.
–Drive with your lights on at all times.
–Look ahead at least 12 seconds for potential hazards and changes in road conditions.
–Allow a 3-4 second gap when following another vehicle.
–Stop every two hours and take a break on long trips.
–Don’t drive in blind spots.
–Obey the posted speed signs; speeding is dangerous and against the law.
–Take caution around large trucks.
–Don’t drink and drive.
–Abide by the rules; laws are made to protect you and your passengers.