Holiday Travel Safety Tips from Public Safety

Are you and your family planning to drive to a holiday get-together this year? Whether you’re heading back home or to a favorite vacation spot to celebrate the holidays with family or friends, Public Safety has some simple tips to help make your drive a smooth one, so you can arrive at your destination safely and without incident.

  •  Ensure your vehicle is properly maintained. If maintenance is not up to date, have your car and tires inspected before you take a long drive.
  • Map your route in advance and be prepared for busy roads during the most popular times of the year. If possible, consider leaving earlier or later to avoid heavy traffic.
  • Keep anything of value in the trunk or take it with you and always remember to lock your car doors.
  • When parking at night remember to park in lighted areas.
  • Have roadside assistance contact information on hand, in case an incident occurs on the road.
  • In case of an emergency, keep a cell phone and charger with you at all times.

With a little prep, you can leave the road-trip stress at home and enjoy your holiday with family and friends.