3 Tips for Safer Travel During the Holidays

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Keep your holiday travel safe and fun.  

If you’re going to spend the holidays visiting family or getting away from the city, it’s likely that you’ll need to travel over the festive period. Unfortunately, so are millions of other Americans, which means the roads and airports can be particularly busy and stressful. Throw in thousands of shoppers and pedestrians and you can see the dangers rise exponentially. To keep safe while traveling over the festive period, take a look at these tips.

Avoid distracted driving

Be aware that there are more passengers in the car and more drivers on the road that require you to be absolutely focused on the road. Make sure the kids are entertained, the pets are secure, and that your GPS system is set up before you set off.

Leave plenty of time to reach your destination

Make sure you allow plenty of time to get to your destination and consider how traffic could impact your travel time. Leave plenty of time to get to the airport and be patient with other drivers on the road such as truckers and young drivers. Plan your route and some alternatives before you leave just in case you hit traffic congestion.

Have a designated driver

Choose someone who will remain sober or make plans to use a taxi if you will be drinking at holiday parties. Always look out for friends and family, not letting them get into a driver’s seat if they have been drinking.

We hope that these festive travel driving tips keep you and your family safe on the roads. For all of your insurance needs, visit Ron Young Insurance. We are ready to help you find reliable insurance today.

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