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Summer Travel Safety Tips

The Chicago personal injury law firm of Morici, Longo & Associates represents many injured parties that have been hurt while traveling. Summer vacations mean more people on the roads eager to get to their destinations, airports are more crowded and the big cities are being swarmed with tourists.  Safety isn’t always everyone’s first thought while traveling, but should be on one’s radar.

An increase in traffic on the road is always something to be aware of when traveling in the summertime. More cars and bigger vehicles on the road equal more accidents. Auto accidents become more prominent for many reasons. Car travelers should be aware of the possibility of more intoxicated drivers on the road who may be leaving from summer parties, sporting events, and outdoor concerts. Another safety hazards that many travelers may overlook is driving at night. A lot of people like to drive straight through to get to their desired destination quicker. This presents the hazard of possibly falling asleep behind the wheel.  Auto accidents can also happen by losing control of a car that is overfull, leaving the car’s weight unbalanced.

Airport safety is something that has become more prominent in the past years. The TSA has made their presence known in every airport across the world.  Chicago’s O’Hare airport is one of the largest in the country.  Hundreds of thousands of travelers depart and arrive at O’Hare on any given week. Safety precautions such as never leaving baggage unattended, making copies of important documents, and traveling with at least one other person are very important to follow.  According to the TSA website, liquids that are 3 ounces or less are acceptable to bring aboard; it also needs to be concealed to one quart size zip top bad. You can visit for more information on airport security guidelines.

Chicago tourism is especially high during the summer months. The city’s exquisite architecture, sparkling beaches and parks bring thousands of tourists each month. It is important to stay safe; just as in any other major city around the world, pick pockets usually tend to prey on the unfamiliar. Always keep personal items closed and close to the body, and be aware of your surroundings.