The temperature is getting colder, stores are starting to put up their holiday lights, and butterball turkeys are available in every grocery store — the holidays have officially arrived. If you’re like most Americans, you’ll probably be doing some travel this holiday. According to data from AAA, about 101 million Americans traveled by vehicle during the holiday season last year. Experts predict that even more drivers will be on the road this year.
With more congestion than usual, driving during the holidays can be dangerous. Use these 5 road safety tips to arrive at your destination safely.
- Get plenty of sleep the night before. Driving while you’re tired can lead to an accident. Be sure to get at least 8 hours of sleep the night before a long drive.
- Leave yourself plenty of time to arrive. If you leave late, you might feel tempted to speed to your destination. Leave yourself a solid window of spare time to avoid speeding — especially if you’re traveling on a highway that’s likely to be congested.
- Pack entertainment for the kids. Traveling with children can be stressful and distracting. Allow your little ones to bring along a book, handheld gaming device, or movie to minimize interruptions when you’re on the road.
- Avoid eating and drinking while driving. You want to be able to keep both of your hands on the wheel at all times. If you do stop for a bite to eat, finish your meal before beginning driving again.
- Never drink and drive. Drinking and driving can be a deadly combination. If you find yourself on the road after a holiday party where you’ve been drinking, you might find yourself needing a criminal attorney in Montgomery County, PA. Always use a designated driver or taxi to get home after drinking.
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