With flight restrictions still in place, now is the perfect time for a road trip vacation. Camping and visiting national parks are fun, relatively safe ways to spend your time off this summer.

However, whether you are traveling within Ohio or Kentucky, or going elsewhere within the U.S., you still need to take precautions your safety. Here are some tips for making sure your summer road trip is as healthy and safe as possible.

  • Pack a first-aid kit with bandages, dressings, pads, gloves, pain reliever and other necessities. If you are injured while hiking or camping in a remote area, it could be a while before you can reach a hospital.
  • Make sure to bring plenty of facemasks. You never know when you might end up close to strangers.
  • Get plenty of sleep before you head out onto the road. Driving while sleepy can dull your reflexes and your judgment, possibly leading to a car accident.
  • Plan ahead. Reserve your campsite, hotel room or home rental as soon as you can. Many state and national parks are limiting capacity. You don’t want to plan a road trip to a park only to be turned away at the gate.
  • If you are staying at a hotel for several nights, consider bringing your own towels and linens. As a precaution, many hotels have halted housekeeping services during guests’ stays. You could run out of clean towels.
  • Don’t forget to use sunscreen if you are going to be spending a lot of time enjoying outdoor activities.

Some of these tips are specific to our current times, while others always apply.

What to do in case you get hurt on the road

Hopefully, you and your family will have a fun, meaningful and safe road trip. But if you do get injured because of someone else’s negligence, when you come home, you should contact a personal injury attorney for assistance.

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