Al Boenker Insurance Blog - 5 Spring Break Safety Tips
Mar 09, 2017
Spring Break is just around the corner and many families are gearing up for their weeklong getaways. Whether your destination is out of state or a nearby beach, there are always certain precautions you can take to ensure a safe, fun time. Make sure that your vacation goes smoothly with these top 5 Spring Break Safety Tips!Keep Track of Your Money - Before leaving, set a spending limit for your trip so that you don't come home with an empty bank account. It's easy to get carried away with spending while on vacation, which is why a set budget is a good safety net to control your expenses. There's no need to have a lavish dinner every single night!Prepare to Travel - Whether you plan on driving or flying, each method of travel takes a lot of preparation. If you're traveling through air, make sure that you book an early morning flight and know what you can and cannot bring through security. If you're driving, make sure you pick the time of departure wisely and give your car a check up to ensure that there will be no problems on the road.Keep a Buddy System - If you're traveling with kids, it's crucial that you go over safety measures before arriving at the resort. Tell them to avoid talking to strangers and to always stay together with a phone handy in case of emergencies. You can also make a designated meeting spot in case the group gets separated.Prepare for the Weather - Weather tends to be very bipolar and unexpected during this time of the year, so make sure that you pack accordingly. If you're primarily going to be outdoors, apply the correct SPF leveled sunblock before heading out. If it's supposed to rain, try and plan ahead some fun indoor activities that your family can take part in.Safety First - If you decide to do an activity such as biking or boating on the ocean, make sure that your children are wearing protective gear such as helmets and life jackets. There's no need to risk an injury when you have the necessary resources to prevent it. Also, make sure that they're buckled up in the car at all times!Before Spring Break arrives, make sure that all of your insurance needs are up-to-date. Give us a call at 1-800-Thanks-Al to have an agent review your policy to confirm that your auto insurance has the right amount of coverage for your family and your needs. We can also ensure that you are getting the best rate for your policy. You might even qualify for additional discounts, especially if you have your home insured through us!