National insurer group cautions drivers to stay safe while on annual vacations

National insurer group cautions drivers to stay safe while on annual vacations

National insurer group cautions drivers to stay safe while on annual vacations

The FINANCIAL -- The Farmers Insurance Seasonal Smarts Digest: Summer Edition, released on June 20, reveals that drivers who are planning on a summer road trip have more than just packing concerns to consider.

According to Paul Quinn, head of claims customer experience with Farmers Insurance, properly preparing for your destination is just as important when it comes to staying safe this summer as practicing the basics of safe driving. “

Many drivers around the country understand that turning off the cell phone is critical to staying safe on the roads, but summer adventures bring a number of potential pitfalls that aren’t often considered as part of our daily driving routines,” said Quinn. “Americans use summer vacation as a time to explore the great outdoors, which means drivers need to consider a whole new set of variables ranging from whether or not they’ve loaded the car down with too much gear to how to properly secure food inside their vehicles to prevent hungry animals from breaking in.”

Summer vacation often gives families the time to explore national parks across the country. This means that many of the common summer hazards facing drivers – everything from hail to theft and vandalism – are now amplified by outdoors-specific considerations. Drivers and outdoor adventure seekers may review the tips provided in the Seasonal Smarts Digest so they can help protect their cars and their families from some of the potentially overlooked seasonal hazards associated with exploring the great outdoors.