Off To College: Driving Safety Tips
It's time to go back to college!
Share these valuable driving safety tips with your college students as
they load up their cars and head back to college.
Avoid Cramming, Pack
Right. Even though your son or daughter will try to
fit every last piece of dorm room equipment into the car, make sure whoever
is driving is able to see out of the rearview mirror despite a fully packed
car. Nothing should be packed above seat level in order to avoid projectile
movement of objects if the need to stop short arises. Pack right by making
two trips or shipping what will not fit safely in the car.
Take a Break.
Whether you or child is driving, make sure to plan to take stops and break
up your drive if it is a long one.
Conduct a Car Check.
Check headlights, oil, turn signals, and tires before letting your son
or daughter embark on their journey to college. You never know when these
vehicle essentials may break down!
Keep Your Eyes Peeled
For Pedestrians. All college campuses experience an
increase in the number of pedestrians walking around. Remind your son or
daughter to yield to pedestrians and to never pass a car that is stopped
at a cross walk.
Always Lock up!
College students often forget that urban areas of college campuses are
not as safe as their parents' driveway. Remind your son or daughter to
never leave valuables in the car and always lock the car.