Spring Break road trips are a great way to see the country and explore unique towns and communities, but making sure you’re prepared will ensure that the trip goes smoothly. Taking the time to prepare before you depart can save you money and keep you and your family safe. When it comes to preparing what you need, make sure you include your home security as part of that plan. Alarm companies like BSG provide multiple security plan options for your home. When you;re close to hitting the road, use these 6 tips for safety:

  1. Check your car and stock emergency equipment

Make sure the vehicle you plan to use is in good working condition, and is up to date with registration and insurance. Prepare necessary equipment in your car, including an emergency kit. This should include jumper cables, an old towel, windshield wiper fluid, and a multi-purpose tool kit. Of course, confirm that your emergency medical kit is packed as well. Your medical kit should include water, a flashlight, alcohol swabs, Band-Aids, blankets, any daily medications, and a cell phone charger.

  1. Stay focused on the road

It is important to have another adult in the car with you, especially if children will be joining you for the drive. As the driver, you need to keep your eyes on the road and not be distracted by anyone or anything else. Have the car organized with your GPS and your music already ready to go. Make sure you are not using your phone or attempting to drive while texting or calling other people.

  1. Plan your destinations ahead of time

It is a good idea to map your entire planned route in advance. This can help you save time with traffic, to avoid any construction and to give you the confidence to be familiar with your route.

  1. Keep an eye on your children (when not driving)

It is important to monitor children, and use the buddy system for everyone involved on your trip. You are in an area that you are not familiar with, and it is important to remain safe at all times. Remind your children not to talk to strangers and take the time to escort them to the bathroom at stops.

  1. Take the time to rest properly

It’s essential to get the proper amount of sleep when you are planning to drive long distances. It is not worth the time you saved getting to a destination if you are at risk for falling asleep at the wheel. Stop at a hotel on a nightly basis to make sure you get the proper 8 hours before attempting to continue driving.

  1. Pack the car properly

Keep any heavy items closest to the floor of the car so that they will not move around when breaking or accelerating. Make sure you have anything necessary in an easy access point, especially in an emergency situation. It is difficult to dig throughout the car while it is moving, and it is not safe for the passengers or the driver. Packing the car with a strategy is a necessity for a good road trip.

When going on a road trip is essential to make sure the car is working safely and is up to date. Prepare for potential emergencies and make sure your family is safe at all times. Including the safety of your home is part of a successful road trip vacation. BSG is one of the leading home security companies, and wants to remind you to keep your home safe even when you are away. Take the time to prepare for your safety, and the safety of your home that you are leaving behind with professionally monitored home security by BSG.