Tips for Traveling Safely This Thanksgiving!

Posted on November 21, 2012 by lifegear There have been 0 comments

Thanksgiving is the busiest travel day of the year. Many people will be leaving town to visit loved ones, while others stay home and await the arrival of others. Regardless of your plans, safety is always a top priority. Here are some tips to help you stay safe over the holidays!

ON THE ROAD 

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MAKE SURE YOUR CAR IS READY TO GO!

-Make sure your car is up to date on oil changes and maintenance before hitting the road!

-Check your windshield wipers and headlights. Top off all fluid if needed and check tire pressure before leaving.

-Start with a full tank of gas and plenty of food and drinks to get you by until your first stop.

 

BE PREPARED!

Keep an emergency preparedness kit in the vehicle along with road flares, extra cash, water, snacks, a flashlight, and blankets.

 

BUCKLE UP AND SLOW DOWN!

Everyone is trying to get to the ones they love. The better driver you are, the more you control your arrival time.

 

PAY FULL ATTENTION TO THE ROAD!

Be well rested and stop when you need a break.  Rotate drivers, drink water, do a lap around the gas station. A quick 4-minute stretch gets your blood flowing and helps your brain to wake up.

 

STAY OFF YOUR PHONE WHILE DRIVING!

Have others answer calls and texts, or pull over to a rest stop to do so.

 

TRAINS, PLANES & BUSES

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PLANNING

Give yourself at least 90 minutes at your location of departure today and on Thanksgiving Day. It is the busiest travel day of the year. There will be lines and a lot of people. Be prepared ahead of time, and be patient.

 

KIDS & CROWDS

Keep a close eye on your children. It is easy to misplace them in a big crowd while distracted.

 

PARKING

Look for parking options BEFORE arriving at the airport, bus or train station. Lock your car and hide all valuables! Make a note of your cars location and make sure you have the number of the shuttle service for when you get back into town.

 

 

It’s FLU season!

Nothing would quite ruin a holiday with family and friends than being bed-ridden with sickness.

 

GERMS

Remember, hundreds or thousands of others have also touched everything you touch in a public place! Keep hands to yourself, and avoid touching handles and railings. Wash your hands as much as possible and carry hand sanitizer.

 

TRAVEL ESSENTIALS

Bring your own pillow and blanket. This is not just for having comfort while traveling, but also to act as a shield on the seats.

 

AVOID touching your face as much as possible!

No matter how clean you may think your hands are chances are you have touched something where germs lie.

 

 

HAVE A WONDERFUL AND SAFE HOLIDAY SEASON FROM ALL OF US HERE AT LIFE+GEAR. 


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