Get ready to experience more traffic than usual.
2016 is shaping up to be the summer for road trips. In Virginia, average gas prices are hovering right around $1.98 per gallon, which is the lowest price gas has been in almost a decade. The combination of low gas prices and a stronger economy has left many Americans with more disposable income than in years past. As a result, more Americans are expected to travel, and do so in their cars. The downside to the revival of driving however, is increased traffic congestion and potential accidents. Federal government traffic figures show that traffic volumes are also at an all-time high.
Before embarking on your next trip, it’s important to exercise caution to keep yourself and others on the road safe. Here’s a few tips to keep in mind: give your car a check over before embarking on a road trip, place your phone some where you won’t be tempted to use it while driving, take frequent pit stops to keep yourself refreshed and awake, and keep your distance from aggressive drivers.