With summer coming to a close soon and Labor Day weekend coming up, most people will try to squeeze in one last vacation to celebrate. As exciting as the beach or a BBQ may sound, you should be extra careful when getting from place to place this holiday. Labor Day weekend can be a dangerous and hectic time to be on the road. Here are some of the best practices for getting around Baltimore, MD, this holiday:
1) Practice Safe Driving Etiquette
Negligence is the top reason behind the majority of vehicle accidents in the US. Safe driving always includes the basics such as buckling up and asking other passengers to put on their seat belts before hitting the road. Additionally, try to have your hands on the steering wheel and keep your eyes on the road at all times. If you need to utilize a navigational app or change a song, have another passenger handle it.
2) Avoid Driving During Peak Times
Many people leave for a trip right after work on Friday before Labor Day; however, traffic will probably be worse than usual at that time. It is highly advised to leave super early, between 5 AM and 7 AM, Friday or Saturday morning if you are going out of town. That way, you can minimize and possibly avoid traffic altogether.
3) Don't Drink and Drive
If you're planning on consuming alcohol for Labor Day, please plan your ride ahead of time so you don't get into a situation where you might be tempted to drive. There's always ride share apps that you can use to get from point a to point b. If you're on the road and you catch another driving who might be intoxicated, don't wait and call 911 and report it immediately. It could ultimately save someone's life.
4) Preventative Maintenance Pays Off
Lastly, take your car to a trusted shop like ours. At Apple Auto, our professional team can ensure that your vehicle will operate in optimal condition for your Labor Day plans. Maintenance is usually overlooked but definitely pays off!
Wherever you choose to be this Labor Day, we hope you are informed on safe driving before you embark on your holiday plans. Give us a call or visit if you require any auto repairs or maintenance.