Memorial Day is a day to remember the ones who are no longer with us, who have honored the United States of America by signing up and serving in our armed forces. Those honored include family members, friends, and neighbors.
In remembering these brave souls the festivities around Memorial Day celebrate their memory and spirit. Like the Memorial Day Parade in Jackson that takes place Monday at 10 a.m. in front of City Hall.
However, many spend Memorial Day weekend with family and friends sharing food, laughs, and stories.
Backyard barbeques and shopping trips often make the list of things to do over Memorial Day weekend, so we want to remind those who do hit the road to stay safe.
Here are a few things to remember this weekend and anytime you head out on the road.
Don’t Drink and Drive – Not only is this against the law it is incredibly dangerous. Drinking and driving accounts for nearly 30% of all auto accident deaths. Have a good time this weekend, but if you drink make sure to have a sober designated driver.
Avoid Speeding – The roads will be a bit more crowded. Leave several minutes earlier and plan for delays.
Buckle Up – Another law here in the state of Michigan. Drivers and passengers must be buckled up for safety. In case of an accident, seat belts are critical to keeping passenger safe.
Practice Defensive Driving – While you may be driving safely on your trip, others on the road may not travel with the same caution. Be aware of your surroundings and the activity of other vehicles on the road.
Road Ready Vehicle – As ready as you may be for your road trip, make sure your car is even more ready. Do a maintenance check on your vehicle before taking off on a road trip. Tire pressure, tire tread, fluid levels, brakes, windshield wipers, these are a few things to check to make sure your vehicle is ready to travel. If you have any apprehension about your vehicle after checking these things out stop by our service department and we’ll help get you back on the road quickly.
We hope these tips help you out a bit.