SEVERE WX : Winter Weather Advisory View Alerts
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

AAA offers summer travel safety tips

Beginning this week, 40 million people are expected to hit the road for the 4th of July holiday and summer vacations.

Posted: Jul 3, 2018 5:26 PM

Beginning this week, 40 million people are expected to hit the road for the 4th of July holiday and summer vacations.

If you’re going to be one of those people, travel experts say personal safety should be one of your top priorities. With the number of people on the roads combined with the heat, AAA officials anticipate more than 300,000 breakdowns.

Officials say you make sure you check your battery before you set out on your trip, because batteries don’t handle the heat well. Also make sure to check your tire pressure, including your spare tire.

One big thing to remember if your vehicle breaks down is that the worst places you could be are changing the tire or waiting inside your car.

“You want to be to near the passenger rear, way in the back. You want to be in the grass, in the weeds, away from your car until help arrives,” said Ed Welsh, Northeast Regional General Manager for AAA. “Even if you’re going to change your own tire and you know how to do it – and most people do – wait until you have help there, wait until there's a police officer there or an emergency vehicle there to help protect the scene. Those flashing lights … people will see them for miles back, obviously, and you’ll be a little bit safer.”

AAA officials also suggest keeping water and snacks in your car.

You can also download the AAA app, which will give your exact location for road-side assistance. Click here to download the AAA app for iOs, or click here to download the AAA app for Android.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1973308

Reported Deaths: 51350
CountyCasesDeaths
Kings2611819909
Queens2604189526
Suffolk1913793303
Nassau1753923102
Bronx1731096365
New York1303844306
Westchester1245352236
Erie805561689
Richmond698671740
Monroe599441033
Orange45583782
Rockland45345941
Onondaga35576660
Dutchess27616433
Albany23409343
Oneida21291497
Niagara17888332
Broome17175348
Saratoga14222160
Ulster12835241
Schenectady12289192
Rensselaer10526136
Putnam1007991
Chautauqua8256132
Chemung7068133
Oswego690990
Ontario676591
Steuben6212141
St. Lawrence613794
Sullivan603268
Cayuga581090
Jefferson540863
Wayne515467
Cattaraugus506880
Genesee5014121
Herkimer4883107
Clinton447232
Madison425785
Tompkins401949
Fulton399786
Livingston394358
Montgomery3842114
Columbia380399
Cortland351560
Warren333756
Tioga333358
Wyoming321751
Allegany314183
Otsego313646
Greene308174
Chenango303173
Washington281355
Orleans271683
Lewis242333
Franklin237512
Delaware211936
Seneca185356
Schoharie152015
Essex148926
Yates109826
Schuyler97913
Hamilton3002
Unassigned184111
Out of NY0216
Rome
Cloudy
40° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 37°
Binghamton
Cloudy
37° wxIcon
Hi: 49° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 37°
Rome
Cloudy
40° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 37°
Rome
Cloudy
40° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 37°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve
Enter the Rock Your Body Giveaway from Alivana Aesthetics
Looking for work or looking to hire? Check out the WKTV Job Fair!