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How to Stay Safe on a Road Trip

Americans love going on road trips but there are a few things you should bear in mind to ensure you have a safe and fun journey.

First, however tempting it is, do not put your feet up on the dashboard if you are a passenger or when you are using cruise control. It may feel more comfortable, but if you have a collision, the airbag could inflate at up to 220 miles per hour which would deliver so much force that knees would be slammed into your face or chest and deliver appalling injuries even including brain damage.

Second, when you are on a long trip it is tempting to just keep on going, but if you become tired then stop. The night before the journey ensure the driver has seven to nine hours of good sleep as according to the NHTSA more than 100,000 crashes every year are due to tired drivers and that leads to 71,000 injuries and over 1,500 fatalities.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an auto accident, the Laredo accident attorneys of Guerra Law Group, P.L.L.C., can help. Please call us at (956) 616-4098 or contact us online today.