We know you have heard it all before but it never hurts to hear it again.
Thanksgiving is the most traveled holiday of the year and more motorists
are on the road than at any other time. Be sure to use extra caution.
Here are some travel tips:
1. Check that automobile
Make sure it is sound, enough air in the tires, oil change on time before
you leave, water in the windshield wipers, seat-belts are strong and safe,
engine is running good, no strange noises and be sure to check the brakes.
2. Take an emergency kit
Make sure you have a battery powered radio, flashlight, blanket, jumper
cables, fire extinguisher, first aid kit, bottled water, snack foods,
maps, tire repair kit and flares.
3. Watch out for clever criminals
Do not stop if your car is bumped from behind or if someone says there
is something wrong with your car. Go to a well-lit, populated area and
call for help. Fill the gas tank before dark and lock your doors when
you leave. Remove valuables from your car and lock the doors.
Stop along the way
It is a good idea to stop every 2 or 3 hours and get out of the car. Let
the kids run around for about 15 minutes. Don’t be in a hurry to
reach your destination. Stop and sleep or change drivers if the present
driver becomes tired, it is better to be safe in your car and take some
time to rest then cause an accident.
Be aware of changes in weather
Weather conditions will be changing – especially during mornings
and evenings with the cold. Watch for ice, snow and other weather related
obstacles. Watch for the signs.
Don't be a Turkey
Plan ahead, know your limitations, slow down and buckle up.