RVs of all sizes are becoming more and more popular. With their increased popularity, there is a higher probability of their involvement in accidents on the highways and byways of our country. However, with some advance planning, you will be able to travel with confidence.
Before you go on a trip in your RV, create the same kind of basic emergency kit that you would take in your car. The large size of an RV makes warning devices such as flares and deflectors especially important. Remember to keep a roadside emergency kit and definitely check your spare tire. Take along a pad of paper to take down information and perhaps a camera to record damage. Also remember to keep the RV insured!
Remember, prevention is always the best remedy. Make sure you know how to drive the RV, and practice getting a feel for how it handles. Even though you are on vacation, driving an RV is a full‑time job that requires all of your concentration. Make sure you avoid distractions and keep your eyes on the road.
If the worst happens, stay calm. First, move the RV to a safe place and check for injuries. Call for emergency help if necessary. Remember: If you are traveling outside of the United States, have the other country’s emergency number, it may not be 911. Get information from the other driver(s) involved, and take pictures.
For more information on Recreational Vehicle (RV) Accidents visit the Worthington Law Group website.