More than half of Americans will have taken a road trip between Memorial Day and Labor Day this year. Before the next wave of travelers hits the highways, we’d like to share important road trip preparedness tips as well as other helpful advice during our next #KidsNTrips family travel Twitter chat, sponsored by Liberty Mutual.
According to Liberty Mutual, here are some eye-opening statistics that showcase how most Americans aren’t as road trip safe as they could be.
- Americans are more likely to have a jack in their car (75 percent) than a cell phone charger (69 percent). Tip: You definitely need both!
- Nearly half (45 percent) of road trippers don’t check their car emergency kits before leaving on a road trip to make sure that they are fully-stocked.
- Those preparing for a road trip are most likely to check their tire pressure and oil level before leaving. However, many are forgetting to check spare tire pressure—only 3 in 10 people remember this important step!
- Only 22% of Americans ensure they have a roadside assistance humber on hand before embarking on a road trip. Tip: Save this number in your phone AND have it handy in the glove compartment, just in case your cell phone dies.
If you don’t have roadside assistance already, Liberty Mutual’s 24-hour Road Side Assistance can help in the event of misfortunes like a flat tire, dead battery or being locked out of your car.
Living in San Diego means that we road trip year-round to Orange County, Los Angeles and beyond. Plus our city is so spread out that I should keep my car prepared as if I’m about to embark on a road trip at all times because I, too, am not as prepared as I could be.
Want to learn what else you should be doing before pulling out of the garage?
Join the Road Trippin’ with Liberty Mutual #KidsNTrips Twitter Party
We’ll be chatting about our favorite road trip tips from snacks for the kids to emergency preparedness. And, HGTV’s Chip Wade will participate to share his tips for assembling car emergency kits and more!
No RSVP is necessary and the prize winner will be announced after the party when we’ve confirmed participant eligibility. Please note that this party is happening on a Tuesday morning versus our usual Thursday mornings.
Who: @lajollamom, @jenleo, @travelmamas and @LibertyMutual
Special Guest: @ChipWade
When: Tuesday, September 1 at 9:30am PT/12:30pm ET
Where: On Twitter using hashtag #KidsNTrips
Prizes: Win 1 of 2 VISA $100 gift cards or a $200 VISA card
Looking forward to chatting with you Thursday on Twitter!
*Special thanks to our sponsor, Liberty Mutual. No purchase is necessary to win a prize. See Twitter party prize full terms and conditions.