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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.

  1. 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).

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Fuel Up Early

Avoid gas price hikes by filling up your vehicle in advance.

  1. 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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