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Memorial Day Weekend Highways Fill for First Summer Fling

May 22, 2013

Nationwide Insurance claims data advises how drivers can share the road safely with RVs

Columbus, Ohio - Vacation season kicks into high gear Memorial Day weekend with an estimated 5.8 million recreational vehicles (RVs) leaving hibernation and hitting the road.

Based on an analysis of historic claims data, Nationwide Insurance advises RV owners, renters and other motorists to follow some simple safe driving tips to avoid accidents as they roll out for the summer vacation.

Motorists sharing the road with RVs should:

“Traveling in a recreational vehicle is fun, but following a few safety tips can make the difference between delight and disaster,” said Dawn Stoppelmoor, Nationwide product director, who has worked exclusively on RV protection for seven years. “We have patched many RVs on the road to salvage a vacation through our industry-leading onsite repair program, but some pre-trip maintenance and reminders can help keep you on the road and out of the repair garage.”

Pause for a moment to consider these safe driving insights from Nationwide claims data on claims that occurred to RVs that were traveling.1

Other general safety precautions to keep in mind during Memorial Day weekend travel include avoid driving drowsy, wear your seatbelt and don’t text and drive.

Nationwide has more tips to help RV drivers be safe on the road. You can check out all the things you need to do for your RV getaway.

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