Did you know Thanksgiving is the busiest time for driving of the entire year? It is even busier than Christmas. And when the roads are that clogged up with holiday travelers in a hurry to get where they’re going, driving can get tricky. Here are some Thanksgiving driving tips to keep you and your family safe on your road trip.
Before any long drive, you should pack an emergency car kit. Keep a flashlight, a blanket, a first aid kit, basic tools in case you need to make a quick fix or change a tire, and food and water. Check your tire pressure and all your fluids!
When you’re planning the trip, try to figure out when you can leave to avoid the busiest times of day. Sometimes hitting traffic will be inevitable, especially if you’re driving all day, but if you plan it right, you can save yourself time and lower your risk of an accident.
If you’re driving with a significant other or friend, trade off driving with them every few hours. This way no one’s falling asleep at the wheel. Have a snack or stop for food when you need to, and stay hydrated!