While traveling is a fun and exciting experience, it’s important to prepare accordingly for your trip. You can never be too careful, especially when you’re visiting an area that is new to you. That’s why we compiled this list of safety tips for traveling on I-95 along the East Coast. Whether you drive alone or with your family, this information is helpful for planning your road trip itinerary.
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Your Checklist of Safety Tips for Traveling On I-95
Share Your Location With a Close Friend or Family Member
This may not sound like a big deal, especially if you are traveling along a major highway like I-95, but it’s always vital to have a contact that knows your trip route in case of an emergency.
Check Your Car Maintenance in Advance
Make sure that you don’t need an oil change, new tires, brake fluid, or any other maintenance-related issues fixed before your trip. Planning and pre-trip excitement can sometimes distract from preventable problems that can delay or cause unnecessary stops during your drive.
Notify Your Bank
Let your bank know where you are traveling beforehand. If they see that you are using your cards in states that you do not live in, it may shut down your card for security reasons which can be a hassle on your trip.
Pack an Emergency Kit
You never know when you may experience car trouble or an emergency. Pack food, blankets, and other supplies in the case of unforeseen circumstances along your route.
Don’t Let Others Know You Are Traveling Alone
This may sound obvious, but it’s one of the most essential safety tips for traveling on I-95. Don’t make yourself an easy target for theft by letting others know you are going by yourself.
Stop at Busy, Well-Lit Areas
This safety tip may also sound like a no-brainer, but stopping at well-lit areas with plenty of traffic limit the likelihood that random strangers will attempt to steal or harm you.
Plan Your Road Trip Ahead of Time
Planning a trip itinerary containing your complete list of stops is an important safety tip for traveling on I-95. The more time you spend in advance results in less time spent trying to figure out the location of the safest areas on your route. Our I-95 Travel Guide can help you plan out your entire drive.
Find Safe Lodging
One of the most important safety tips for traveling on I-95 is staying a nicer or trusted hotel. Roadside motels are not typically safe, especially for single female travelers. We included a list of upscale lodging opportunities along I-95 below, including our very own Inn.
Make the most of your road trip on I-95 by booking a stay at Abingdon Manor. Our charming Inn sits in the safe and peaceful town of Latta. It’s only a 10-minute drive from Exit 181A and provides the perfect setting for a relaxing break. Make a reservation at our fine dining restaurant for an evening of delicious homemade dishes if you plan on arriving before 7 p.m. (seating is at 7:30 p.m.). Then head up to your beautiful, spacious guest room for a wonderful night of sleep before waking up to a tasty gourmet breakfast. You’ll feel rested and ready to go for another day of driving!
Start planning your drive today by booking one of our rooms! We look forward to welcoming you to our charming oasis!