There’s nothing else quite like a summer road trip. However, you shouldn’t ignore your own safety if you’re rushing to enjoy the open road. Here are some quick safety tips for your summer roadtrip.

  • Check your tires! During the cold winter months, the air pressure in your tires will deflate, and this can lead to an increased risk of blowout or tire failure.
  • Test your windshield wipers – and fluid. Summer storms can come in quickly, and totally blind you if your wipers aren’t able to keep up with the intense rainfall common during summer months. It’s been said that the summer season has the highest rates of accidents due to rain, hail and distracted driver on roadtrips travelling in areas they are not used to. EchoMaster’s front or rear universal camera’s are IP67 rated which means they are water and debris-proof so they are still effective for backing up when afternoon summer storms kick up (see below chart for more information on IP protection.)
  • Invest in a dash cam - expect the unexpected when you're in unfamiliar surroundings and drive with confidence knowing your journey is being recorded, just in case a fender bender occurs.  An EchoMaster Dash Cam can protect you, and your insurance rating, further on down the road.
  • Invest in advanced safety solutions like EchoMaster Blind Spot sensors. If you’re going for a long road trip, you’re in danger of getting tired – and tired drivers make mistakes, such as ignoring their blind spots.

These simple tips will make your road trip a success! So get on the open road, roll your windows down, and enjoy your road trip – safely!

IP Protection Ratings And What They Mean

SOLIDS

Rating

Meaning

0

No protection

1

Protected against a solid object greater than 50mm

2

Protected against a solid object greater than 125mm

3

Protected against solid objects greater than 2.5mm

4

Protected against solid objects greater than 1.0mm

5

Dust protected

6

Dust tight (this is the rating you want for your camera, it will keep dust and debris out and your camera protected)

LIQUIDS

Rating

Meaning

0

No protection

1

Protected against water drops

2

Protected against water drops at a 15° angle

3

Protected against water spray at a 60° angle

4

Protected against water splashing at any angle

5

Protected against water jets at any angle

6

Protected against powerful water jets

7

Protected against the effects of temporary submersion in water

8

Protected against the effects of continuous submersion in water

9K

Can withstand powerful and heated continuous jets of water