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As summer temperatures soar into the high 100s, vacations and road trips are becoming more necessary in order to escape the blistering heat. It is important to remember to be fully prepared before driving any kind of distance. According to the National Highway Traffic safety Administrations website, even well-maintained vehicles can break down.  Before getting on the road it is important to check the vehicles fluids, tires, and lights to make sure it is safe to drive.  It is also important to make sure all the necessary items are available in order to ensure a safe trip such as; an emergency phone, first aid kit, spare tire and a full tank of gas. Members of the Nellis Air Force Base community are encouraged to take all of these precautionary steps to have a safe travel.   (U.S. Air Force illustration by A1C Rachael Loftis)

As summer temperatures soar into the high 100s, vacations and road trips are becoming more necessary in order to escape the blistering heat. It is important to remember to be fully prepared before driving any kind of distance. According to the National Highway Traffic safety Administrations website, even well-maintained vehicles can break down. Before getting on the road it is important to check the vehicles fluids, tires, and lights to make sure it is safe to drive. It is also important to make sure all the necessary items are available in order to ensure a safe trip such as; an emergency phone, first aid kit, spare tire and a full tank of gas. Members of the Nellis Air Force Base community are encouraged to take all of these precautionary steps to have a safe travel. (U.S. Air Force illustration by A1C Rachael Loftis)

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