Have the past couple of days had you thinking about turkey, hot gravy, stuffing, and pumpkin pie? Thanksgiving is almost here, and we can’t wait. The only downside to the Thanksgiving holiday is the travel time. As we all know, the day before Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel days of the year. That’s why Trick Trucks wants to give you a few travel tips to keep you safe amongst all that road rage. Wherever you’re driving, keep these travel tips in mind this Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving Travel Tips to Keep You Safe on the Road
Slow and steady wins the race. Actually, it’s not really a race at all. If you find yourself becoming agitated on the road, take a deep breath and slow down. You shouldn’t be in any rush to get to your destination, and speeding will only make the environment more dangerous for yourself and others. Leave your house extra early so you can allow yourself plenty of time to get to your destination without rushing.
Be prepared in the event of an emergency. Here in Maryland, we’re expecting snow the day before Thanksgiving. Wherever you’ll be celebrating, be sure that you’re prepared to deal with extreme weather or other emergency conditions. Fill up your gas tank, pack snow scrapers, make sure you have a spare tire and make sure your defrosters and windshield wipers work properly. You may even want to put together a car emergency kit just in case, or buy one at the store.
Know where you’re going. Before you depart, take a look at the directions ahead of time so you have a basic idea of where you’re going. In the car, use a GPS. Not only will it help with navigation, but it can also inform you of traffic ahead, give you alternate routes, and let you know where there are rest stops or gas stations.
Pack smart. Be sure not to pack too much into the car that you cannot see out your rear window, and make sure everything is secure and will not roll around. Also, be sure to pack snacks, games, music, and movies to keep the kids busy during the drive. If traveling with pets, you may also want to pack some treats and toys.
Safety is key. This seems like an obvious tip, but safety is the most important thing when you’re on the road. Buckle up, secure pets in a crate or harness, put down the cell phone, be patient and take control. You’ll be there before you know it.
Trick Trucks wants to wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving.
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