Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Thanksgiving Driving Tips

Thanksgiving is one of the busiest times of year to travel.  Whether you are flying or driving somewhere, or staying home, you are probably hoping for a safe holiday weekend.  We've put together a few ideas to help you have a happy Thanksgiving, while you are out on the road.
  1. Be Safe.  Buckle up and double check that your kids are buckled safely, and riding in the correct car/booster seat.  Follow speed limits.  The roads may be wet, and driving too fast will be more dangerous.  Never drive under the influence, and keep other distractions at a distance.
  2. Pack Smart. Don't overload your vehicle and pack everything safely so that you do not have luggage or other items moving around as you drive.  Don't forget to pack snacks and beverages (nonalcoholic, since you'll be driving) for you and the kids.  Bring activities for your kids to work on, so they don't become your distractions.
  3. Be Prepared. Bring your car in for a pre-trip check to ensure every system is performing correctly.  Fuel up before you leave and check the weather and traffic routes.  Carry an emergency kit that is stocked with a cell phone charger, a few tools, jumper cables, a space blanket, a flashlight, a glow-stick, extra snacks, and water.
We hope you and your family have a safe holiday weekend!

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