The Thanksgiving holiday is a hectic period for drivers. The increase in people on the roads creates heavier traffic rates, causing delays in your travel time. As more vehicles are on the highways, the risk for car crashes also increases. The following tips are things you can implement to reduce the risk of getting in a car wreck.
Don't Drive Drowsy
As you plan your holiday travel for the coming year, many people are aware of the dangers of drinking and driving, but most do not think of the implications of driving while drowsy. Plan ahead and book a hotel room if your travel dates extend into the late hours of the night during the week of Thanksgiving.
Driving to the Airport
The holiday season is one of the busier times of the year for flying. Plan ahead by checking in with your carrier to make sure your flight is on time, and ensure you're prepared with checked baggage, food, and entertainment for your flight before leaving your home. Budget double the amount of time you normally would to get to the airport, park, and get through security to ensure you reach your flight.
Avoid Aggressive Driving
Driving assertively is usually recommended. However, it is easy to become an aggressive driver when your emotions get out of hand when behind the wheel. The problem is only made worse when you are stuck in traffic, sometimes causing hours of additional travel time. Some tips for dealing with traffic include:
Leave earlier than you think you should.
If you are visiting family, tell them what your estimated time of arrival is.
Take breaks every 3-4 hours.
Follow the speed limit
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