Holiday travel safety begins before you hit the road. Before traveling, make sure your car is in good condition and inspect your tires and headlights. Plan routes in advance and bring a GPS in case you need to take a detour. If possible, schedule trips to avoid peak travel times and always allow extra time for congested highways. Be sure to pack toll fare and snacks for the road, and keep any valuables in the trunk or covered storage area. Drivers should be in good condition as well, to reduce the risk of a drowsy driving car accident, so be sure that you are well-rested before the trip.
Safe Driving Especially Important in Increased Traffic Congestion
While on the road, drivers should observe proper safe driving behaviors. All passengers should buckle their seat belts and drivers must follow all posted speed limits and traffic signals. Avoid distractions such as cell phones, eating or drinking while driving so that your attention is always on the road, and be especially careful traveling through work zones. On long trips, rotate drivers and take frequent breaks so that no one is too tired to drive.
Late November can have unpredictable weather in the Northeast, so check the forecast before you go and be prepared for unpredictable wintry weather conditions. Keep a cell phone and charger handy, along with emergency numbers such as AAA. If you experience car trouble, get to the side of the road as quickly as possible to avoid a collision.
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