Summer Driving Safety

Travelers umbrella logo.
By Travelers Risk Control
2 minutes

Summer vacation season means more individuals and families setting out on road trips of all kinds. Statistics indicate that distracted driving from phone use occurs most frequently during the summer; nearly 10 percent more than any other time of year. This summer, consider how you can avoid distraction and stay focused on the road.

Check out all our guides and tips for your summer road trips, including how you pack your car, what to bring in your roadside emergency kit, and where kids and pets should sit. All these valuable tools can help ensure you will reach your destination safely.

Summer Driving Safety, see details below
Mother driving safely with daughter in backseat.

Top Stories

10 Tips to Reduce Distracted Driving

From stowing your phone to speaking up when you see distracted driving, these tips can help avoid dangerous activity on the road.

Related Products & Discounts

Get protection that can help give you peace of mind when you're on the road.

It’s important to know what’s included in your basic car insurance coverage, the policy limits and what, if anything, you may need to add.

See how bundling multiple policies and a safe driving history can make all the difference on your monthly premium.

More Prepare & Prevent

Stop Distracted Driving: Texting

Texting and driving can be distracting, even if you think you're only taking your eyes off the road for a second. You can stand up to distracted driving. Speak up. Share now.

Distracted driving texting video.

More Prepare & Prevent

Dangers of Distracted Driving

While stowing your phone while you drive is an important safety step, other behaviors behind the wheel, from drinking coffee to using a navigation system, may also be putting you at risk. Learn more about distracted driving.

Man driving distracted behind the wheel.

More Prepare & Prevent

How to Pack a Car Safely

Securing luggage and maintaining vehicle balance and clear sight lines are important when loading a car for vacation. Get more car packing tips from Travelers.

A car being packed.