Schools almost out, and the season of long weekends and road trips is upon us. We’ve already covered how to stock your car, and where to go, so now we need to think of how to do that safely. Statistically, you are more likely to be involved in a car accident in the summer than in the winter, due to more drivers on the road and greater speeds. With some simple advice, staying safe on the roads can go a long way to making sure that your summer is enjoyable.
What To Remember For Summer Vehicle Safety
Ottawa is, to put it nicely, “blessed with vivid seasons”, meaning the summers are sticky hot and the winters are biting cold. The main reason that summer can be dangerous is because of the increase in drivers and increased speed. In winter, very few people are planning long road trips at highway speeds. That’s why one of the most crucial things to remember is to watch your speed and distractions. This is good advice for any time of year, but is easy to forget come the summer. The two big weather conditions you’ll see come summer are +40° temperatures and heavy rains. Both come with their own unique driving conditions.
Summer is close to coming to an end which means it’s time to get out on the open road and have some fun. One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to experience Canada and beyond is by planning a summer road trip. We’ve covered what you should keep in your car for winter, now let’s take a look at some tips for driving during the summer months and some great places to visit in the Ottawa area.