Experts stress the importance of vehicle preparation, maintenance, child safety and more
ATLANTA, June 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — While gas prices remain high ahead of one of the busiest summer travel weekends, millions of Americans are preparing to hit the road to celebrate the 4th of July holiday. To help ensure that road travelers are prepared for a safe and enjoyable vacation, Kelley’s Blue Booka Cox Automotive company, today announces its Summer Driving Safety Tips and Checklist.
Rising inflation and higher fuel costs won’t deter Americans from traveling on the road over the upcoming holiday weekend. According to AAA, an estimated 42 million people will hit the roads in the United States on the July 4 weekend, a new record that exceeds pre-pandemic levels by 1.1%. That figure is slightly higher than in 2021 and represents 87.6% of all travelers during the holiday travel period from Thursday, June 30 a Monday, July 4, 2022.
last year during July 4th weekend, travelers could fill their tanks for about $3.07 per gallon on average at stations the United States. At the time of this writing, gasoline prices hover around $4.96 per gallon on average. With many families driving large SUVs, trucks and RVs during the holidays, the cost of long road trips this summer could nearly rival that of airline tickets, which also continue to rise in price. Before leaving, Kelley’s Blue Book recommends that road travelers check local gas station prices using their favorite gas app, and electric car drivers should plot their route and locate charging stations in advance.
“Heading to the busy July 4th On holiday travel weekends, gas prices remain high across the country, but still look more palatable to many travelers compared to rising airfare costs,” he said. Brian Moodyexecutive editor of Kelley’s Blue Book. “As people hit the road this summer in search of a much-needed getaway, doing a little pre-trip preparation can go a long way toward ensuring a smooth vacation. Making sure your car is up to date with service and maintenance, store The car with essentials like phone chargers, a first aid kit, water and snacks can help keep small incidents from becoming a bigger problem It is also imperative to keep in mind the safety of children and the awareness of the hot car for little travelers to arrive safely at their destination.Even if the whole trip goes smoothly, Kelley’s Blue Book The helpful summer road trip checklist can ease the process and give families some peace of mind.”
Before you hit the road, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and experts from Kelley’s Blue Book recommend the following Tips for a safe and enjoyable road trip:
Once road travelers are on their way, Kelley’s Blue Book offers the following Safety tips for road trips:
For more tips and information on road trips in the summer of 2022, visit Kelley’s Blue Bookvisit https://www.kbb.com/car-advice/road-trip-vehicle-safety-tips/.
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