Make your festive getaway start safely with road trip tips.
Millions of Americans take trips away for Thanksgiving. Whether you’re going to see the in-laws in their cabin or take a beach break away with friends, you’re most likely to be driving to your destination. With all of the holiday traffic, it’s easy for your Thanksgiving road trip to turn into a nightmare.
Check out these tips on how to stay safe on the roads and enjoy the start of the festive season!
Plan, plan, plan. Before you go anywhere, map out your route. With Google Maps, Waze, and Apple Maps, you have more than enough options to select the most reliable route. Use a navigation map while you’re driving to receive real-time updates about traffic, road closures, and accidents.
Prepare your car. If you’re going on a long-distance journey, get your car ready beforehand. Take it to the mechanic for a tune-up and check-up. You’ll want to make sure that the tires, fluids, brakes, and engine are looking good before heading out on the roads!
Leave lorries room. Even with holiday traffic, trucks will be on the roads. Stay far enough behind larger vehicles so that you can see their wing mirrors. In turn, they can see it.
Check the weather. Before you head out, view the weather forecast. That way, you’ll know what road conditions to expect: dry and dusty or wet and slippery. Always take extra caution on wet and cold roads!
Leave early. Everyone and their mother (for traveling families, literally!) will be on the road Thanksgiving weekend. If you can, set off earlier in the morning or in the middle of the night to avoid the rush of traffic. What’s more, you’ll less likely be stressed to get to your destination on time if you leave a few minutes earlier.
Review your auto insurance. Your car coverage helps to keep you safe on the roads. Now is the time to check and update your auto policy so that you have the optimum coverage for holiday travel and beyond!
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