Going on a road trip with your family in Kentucky can be an exciting adventure. Spending adequate time preparing for your journey is critical to the safety of you and your other passengers, as well as your peace of mind so you can focus while you are driving. 

Because not all accidents are preventable, it is wise to put some preparations in place before you leave so that you can minimize your risks of being involved in a preventable accident. According to Parents.com, if you have children in car seats verify that each seat is installed properly and securely. If it has been some time since you have checked on the height and weight requirements, assess how your child fits into his or her car seat to make sure that it still provides adequate protection. 

Make sure that your vehicle has been adequately maintained and any overdue repairs are taken care of promptly. Put together an emergency kit for your vehicle that contains general emergency supplies for your family, survival supplies and some basic equipment that can be used to stabilize or tow your vehicle if you run into an issue on your journey. Before you hit the road, make sure that each of your passengers has anything they need, especially if you have children. This way, you will not be distracted by constant requests or demands that deter your attention away from the road. 

Each time you stop along your journey, reassess if there is anything you should address before you start driving again so you can minimize stress and distraction so that you can enjoy a safe and fun trip. The information in this article is intended for educational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice.