Holiday Travel Safety Tips
During the holidays, many people travel a long ways to see friends or family. However, long road trips can increase your risk of a car accident. There are several steps you can take to keep you and your loved ones safe while on the road this holiday season.
In general, you can increase your safety by:
- Planning your route ahead
- Checking the weather conditions of where you will be driving
- Renting a car instead of using your old one
- Reserving overnight stays beforehand
- Preparing your environment so you can focus on the road
- Limiting travel time each day
By checking the weather and road conditions before starting, you can prepare your vehicle for snow or rain. You should also share your route with a friend or family member, and prepare your food and car snacks prior to starting the trip. Furthermore, renting a car rather than using your own can help you save wear and tear, as well as increase your safety.
Drowsy driving is a major cause of traffic crashes. You should avoid driving while drowsy by taking breaks, having passengers take turns driving, and avoiding driving through the night to reach your destination. In addition, having snacks, entertainment items, water bottles, a functional GPS, and a travel first aid kit prepared can help you stay safe and comfortable during the trip.
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