Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Community: Safety Tips for Summer Travel



Message sent via Nixle | Go to nixle.com | Unsubscribe
Agency Logo
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 7:04 PM

LAPD - Van Nuys

Share on FacebookShare on Twitter
Community: Safety Tips for Summer Travel
Hi Bel-Air Association,
Safety Tips for Summer Travel

School is out, graduations are over and the heat of summer is on. You've got your suntan lotion, a giant cooler – you're ready for a summer road trip. Or maybe you’re just putting up with the usual long commute in stop-and-go traffic, but with waves of heat bouncing off the asphalt. A few hours of prep now might save you from hours stuck on the side of the road, a big repair bill and a ruined vacation. Whether you have longstanding travel plans, a last minute road trip in mind, or just sticking around town this summer, the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) reminds you to give some thought to your summer travel to ensure everyone arrives safely and can enjoy the trip.

Plan Your Trip

•Plan, map and estimate the duration of your driving ahead of time and let others know your plans. You can estimate the cost of gas for your trip at http://fuelcostcalculator.aaa.com/.
•Expect to encounter roadwork, delays & detours – ‘Slow for the Cone Zone’
•Check road conditions, including possible road closures. Visit www.dot.ca.gov for real time highway conditions.

Prepare Your Vehicle

•Check the tires, including the spare – proper inflation and good tread can save money, time and lives.
•Inspect the engine, battery, hoses, belts and fluids for wear and proper levels. Check the A/C.
•Do a “once around” – test all the lights, wipers and clean the windows (inside and out)
•If you’re not sure of what to do, consider a quick inspection by a qualified technician. A few dollars up front can mean peace of mind and safe arrivals, as well as no costly on-the-road repairs and trip interruptions.
•Prepare an Emergency Roadside Kit, including jumper cables, a flashlight and plenty of bottled water. For a complete list, visit www.ots.ca.gov/roadsideemergencykit.asp
For full details, view this message on the web.

Sent by LAPD - Van Nuys
6240 Sylmar Ave, Los Angeles, CA 91401
To manage your email settings, click here. To update your account settings, login here.
If you prefer not to receive future emails, unsubscribe here.
Powered by Nixle. © 2013 Nixle, LLC. All rights reserved.

0 comments: