5 Holiday Season Driving Safety Tips
Millions of people will take to the roads between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. This additional traffic on the roads can bring along with added stress – and more car accidents. There are certain universal rules that we all generally follow while driving: not speeding, not texting and driving, and not drinking and driving. During the holiday seasons, we all need to be more vigilant of these general rules, as well as some additional tips.
Below are five holiday season driving safety tips that will hopefully make holiday driving more enjoyable and safe.
- Make sure your car is operating properly. You should professionally check your lights, oil, belts and hoses, brake fluid and the condition of your battery before driving your car – especially if you are planning to take a long trip.
- Plan your route in advance. You should always try to plan your route in advance. You should also check traffic reports and weather conditions before getting on the road. You should consider taking a paper map as a backup to your GPS system. You never know when a GPS system may be inoperable or not working.
- Follow speed limits. This tip may seem pretty common. However, during the holiday seasons, there is often excess traffic and congestion on the roads. This means that you should travel at the speed limit or even below to be extra cautious of avoiding an accident.
- Be prepared for emergencies. It is always best to be prepared for any type of emergency. You should keep the following basic items in your car:
– Extra pair of gloves
– Non-perishable food items and water
– First aid kit
- Relax. Driving during the holiday season can be very stressful. If you are frustrated while behind the wheel, it can result in poor decisions and judgment. Such risky behavior can be a major factor in causing or being involved in a serious car accident. If you keep the right attitude, your ride will be more enjoyable and much safer.
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