Thanksgiving Driving Tips
Follow these tips and you’ll be giving thanks for a safe and enjoyable trip.
According to AAA, nearly 45 million Americans will take to the streets during the fast-approaching Thanksgiving holiday. And with so many cars on the road comes an increased potential for miscues, accidents and collisions. Do you know the top causes for Thanksgiving accidents?
- Loaded Roads — So many cars, so little space!
- Loaded Vehicles — Piling the family into the car creates lots of driver distraction.
- Loaded Drivers — Partying drivers = impaired and dangerous safety hazards.
- Low Visibility — ‘Tis the season for rain, fog and icy, slippery roads.
- Lead Foot — Everyone’s in a rush to get to their destinations on time.
Enjoy the holiday and safeguard yourself and your family by using these quick tips for traveling to your Thanksgiving celebration next week:
Make sure both you and your passengers are wearing seat belts at all times!
Avoid heavy traffic and drive outside of the most traveled drive times. Generally, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Sunday after are the most hazardous drive times.
No drinking and driving!
Stay alert! If you’re driving late at night after a busy day, be careful.
Leave enough travel time so you’re not speeding to get there! Plan accordingly to account for traffic, weather and road conditions. (There’s an app for that!)
Forget the turkey…Think deer! Deer are very active and unpredictable at this time of the year.
Feeling angry after leaving a contentious family gathering? Get someone else to drive.
And finally, DON’T EAT TOO MUCH!