How Can I Stay Safe and Healthy on the Road this Summer?

June 22nd, 2016 by

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Safety and Health Tips for Summertime Driving in Florida

Here in Florida, we are blessed with beautiful and sunny weather for most of the year! And in the summer months, we experience even more heat, humidity, and sun! Those factors can have a serious impact on our health and safety, especially when we are driving! Here are some safety and health tips for summertime driving in Florida from Auto Source Orlando.

Make Checking the Weather Forecast a Daily Habit

We are no stranger to showers and thunderstorms that seem to just randomly come out of nowhere. If you have a smartphone that you check regularly, add a few weather apps so you can receive the latest predictions and warnings. If you get caught in heavy rain, slow down or seek appropriate shelter until it passes.

Protect Yourself Against the Sun

Sunglasses are already a favorite accessory here in Florida, so make sure to keep a few pairs handy in the car. We tend to think of sunscreen as a necessity at the beach, but you are also exposed to UV rays while driving, so slather up before getting behind the wheel!

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Mind Your Medications!

No matter if you are taking a prescription or over-the-counter treatment, make sure that you know what the side effects are and how your body reacts to the medications before driving.

Stay Hydrated!

We can’t stress this one enough! Your vehicle’s interior temperature could be more than 20 degrees hotter than it is outside, and when you get inside, it will feel like an oven. Even if you turn up your air conditioner, you still lose a lot of fluids. If you are going for a long drive, make sure to bring along plenty of water bottles!

Have a Fun Summer!

We want our customers and readers to have a fun, but safe summer here in Florida, and we hope that these tips are helpful. If you have any questions about summertime driving safety, or are looking for a great pre-owned vehicle to help you get around Florida, feel free to contact us!