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Holiday Traveling Safety

The holidays are a special time filled with love, friends, and family. Not surprisingly, most of us do some traveling this time of year to visit loved ones or take vacations. Due to the busy nature of the roads during this season, as well as the beginnings of winter road conditions, it’s important to exercise caution when traveling. Here are a few tips to help keep you and your family safe on the road this year.

Plan Ahead

If you can, try to avoid peak travel times and days. In addition, allow yourself plenty of time to get to your destination. Take your time, be attentive, and make sure you are well rested prior to your trip! If you are traveling with someone else who can drive, split up the driving time between you to avoid feeling fatigued.

Make a List and Check it Twice!

Easier said than done, we know, but try and pack ahead of time. This way, you’re not rushing the day of and already adding stress to your trip before you even leave the house! If you are going to be flying, make sure you are prepared for security and give yourself additional time to get through the airport.

Vehicle Maintenance

Perhaps one of the most important things to do before taking a road trip is vehicle maintenance. Especially as winter road conditions ensue, getting your car inspected is a must. Check fluid levels, tires, brakes, etc. It is also wise to carry basic supplies in your car when traveling in the winter.

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