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Vacationers need to take steps to avoid car accidents

Summer has officially begun and many Chicagoans likely have plans to pack up their cars and head out on vacation adventures. But if you are intending to take to the highways during the summer months, there are few things you may want to keep in mind.

When traveling on an unfamiliar road, you may find that your attention becomes divided. You have to keep a special lookout for traffic signs and exits while also being aware of the other traffic. It is also much easier to get lost at night when you are on a road that you are not well acquainted with.

Another issue to keep in mind is that of fatigue. As an exuberant traveler, you may want to get to your destination as soon as possible. This is understandable, but you do not want to become overtired while behind the wheel. By taking regular breaks and sharing the driving chores with other passengers, you have a better chance of having a safe trip.

Also remember that the roads will be filled with other drivers who are also on unfamiliar terrain and may be pushing themselves to make better time. It is all too easy for a motorist who has been driving a long distance to become distracted or to nod off. Such a lapse could lead to a serious car accident.

A car accident can do more than ruin a vacation. Accident victims could suffer injuries requiring long-term care. When this happens, it can be vital for victims to receive proper compensation to cover their expenses.

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