Travel Tips for HOT
By Caltrans Terri K
Know before you go! Caltrans always tells the traveling public this phrase but by checking
traffic conditions you make your drive a safer one for all.
Use Caltrans Quick Map at http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/.
Make sure your vehicle
is in good repair – check fluids, tires, battery and
air conditioner and make sure you have a full tank of gas before you get on the
highway. Air conditioning is recommended for high temperature driving.
Pack water, snacks, medications and comfortable clothing and shoes in case you break
down or find yourself in long traffic delays on desert highways.
Be alert at all times! Watch for other motorists who may have car trouble or become
fatigued. Make sure you stay hydrated and stop periodically to cool your
engine and keep your passengers comfortable.
NEVER LEAVE A CHILD
ANIMAL IN THE CAR!
Take a charged cell
phone with car charger, flares and flashlight in case
you do break down.
Share the road! Watch for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcycles – more people will be
out and about.
Never block your
you are driving with items in the window to block the sun.
Watch for tire treads
from blow-outs. Large tire debris on roads are
typical during high temperatures.
Take the time to follow these tips and
you will enjoy your travels and keep your cool! Follow us on Twitter