How You Can Help Employees Plan for Those End-of-Summer Vacations: Travel Tips

Many of your employees will be taking time off the job this month to take those last-minute vacations before school starts. Because an incident on a road trip can impact your bottom line, it’s important to highlight travel safety tips. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has produced materials to make this task easier.

NHTSA’s Summer Driving Tips fit into four categories:

  • Before You Go: Get your car serviced (tune-up, oil change, battery check)
  • Safety First: Be sure everyone buckles up (every trip, every time)
  • On the Road: Stay alert (take driving breaks, change drivers if you’re tired or drowsy)
  • Summer Safety: Avoid heatstroke (never leave kids alone in cars; the temperature inside a vehicle can rise nearly 20 degrees in 10 minutes)

— Lisa Robinson is a senior program manager with the National Safety Council