Whether you’re visiting family or taking a family-free vacation, one thing’s for sure: The roads will be much more crowded than usual. Use these 5 tips to stay safe on the road this holiday season.
- Don’t Procrastinate
Make sure you take a couple days before you hit the road to set your route. There are a lot of great apps out there that can help you choose the best route for you (for example, if you’re trying to avoid tolls).
- Be Ready for Winter Weather
In the case of extreme weather, be prepared with a kit. Be sure to include food, a space blanket, road markers, and a crank flashlight.
- Watch Out for Speed Traps
It may be the season to spread joy, but it’s also the season for hasty drivers. As a result, the police are out in full swing. Set your cruise control for the speed limit and you won’t have to worry about a thing.
- Fuel Up Early
Avoid gas price hikes by filling up your vehicle in advance.
- Get a Good Night’s Sleep
Simple, right? But in the hustle and bustle of holiday to-do lists, our sleep can fall by the wayside. Get at least 8 hours of sleep the night before your drive to make sure you’ll be an alert driver.
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