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Driving Safety Tips for the Long Weekend from icandrive.ca
Date:5/17/2013

Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) May 17, 2013

No matter where you are heading to enjoy the long weekend, there are some important things to keep in mind on the road. Driving safely and ensuring both your car and your insurance are ready for the unexpected can prevent a disaster that could ruin your getaway.

A Safe Car Means a Safe Trip

Before any road trip, it’s important to make certain that the vehicle is in top shape and ready to go. Make sure to take care of any scheduled maintenance including oil changes and brake pads so that you don’t face a breakdown on the road – or worse, an accident as a result of a problem with the car. Check tire pressure, fluid levels, and of course, the gas gauge before you go.

It’s also a good idea to make sure the car is equipped with everything you need in case of a roadside emergency. This includes a spare tire and jack, first aid kit, and non-perishable food and water in case you’re stuck on the side of the road for a while. When shopping around for car insurance quotes, be sure to ask about roadside assistance that can provide the help you need in an emergency. If you don’t currently have it, it’s a good idea to see about adding it before you leave for the long weekend; it’s among the cheapest car insurance options you can add and one of the most valuable when you need it.

Stay Alert on the Road

Long weekends can mean some extra traffic on the road, so stay alert and pay careful attention when driving. Keep the cell phone put away – talking and texting are illegal and very dangerous. Check your directions before you go, use a hands-
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