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Legal Wheels Encourages Safe Driving During National Safety Month

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CLEVELAND--June 18, 2014: Although there are a lot of things to consider for your summer road trip, the most important detail is making sure you reach your destination safely. In honor of National Safety Month this month, Legal Wheels encourages these safe driving tips for your summer road trip:

Before You Go

Making sure your car is in good working condition before you set off for your destination should be step number one of your road trip. If you haven't been keeping up with regular maintenance, you should have your car checked out by a mechanic for a preventative maintenance check. According to the National Safety Council, most vehicle problems have to do with improperly inflated or maintained tires.[1] Getting your car checked out before you hit the road can protect against easily avoidable problems on your journey.

On the Road

Distracted driving is one the biggest dangers on the road today. In addition to not talking or texting on your cell phone, it's important to recognize that using a hands free device doesn't always make cell phone use safer. About 26% of all crashes involve cell phone use, including hands free devices.[2] Talking on a cell phone can be more distracting than talking to other passengers in your car, as other passengers you are talking to are aware of what's happening on the road and can either be a second set of eyes if needed, or end conversations when the driver needs to focus.[3]

Protect Yourself

As safe as you may be while driving, unexpected events happen. Even the best drivers will likely face a traffic matter at some point in their lives. According to the 2012 U.S. Census Bureau, 54% of all state trial court cases were for traffic matters.[4] Legal Wheels provides fully covered services for the most frequent, vehicle-related legal matters, such as traffic ticket defense, document reviews for rental car agreements and warranties and lemon law matters, among other issues. For more information, visit