Travel safety is sometimes taken for granted. But taking adequate precautions needs to be a priority before any church travel. Winter weather can add dimensions that require even more planning, especially when children and youth are involved. Follow these recommendations to help prevent accidents and injuries.
When selecting vehicles, whether church or privately owned, the issue is always safety. A mechanic should check all features, such as tires, battery, fluids, ignition system, heater, brakes, defroster, thermostat, lights, flashing hazard lights, exhaust system, and seatbelts.
A vehicle is safe only in the hands of a safe driver. All drivers for church events should be carefully selected and screened. Also, drivers should be trained to handle the vehicles they will be operating. Let's face it, shuttles, vans, and other large vehicles are significantly different than small cars. The stakes are too high and the potential liability too great to not to take ...1