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Holiday Safety Travel Tips


WRITTEN BY: UPMC HealthPlan
Sunday, November 24th, 2013

The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel days of the entire year. Make sure your family keeps these simple tips in mind to make the transit over the river and through the woods a safe and happy journey!

Vehicle Maintenance

tire change

Maintain your vehicle properly. Make sure your car and tires are inspected before a long drive.

Know Your Route

know your route

Determine your travel route in advance and prepare yourself for busy roads during the most popular time for travel this year. Consider traveling earlier or later to avoid dense traffic.

Keep Valuables Hidden

Keep valuables safe

Protect your valuables by hiding them in a trunk or covered storage area.

Child Safety

child safety

When traveling with children, prevent them from speaking with strangers. Take bathroom breaks together and instruct kids to use whistles if they are separated from the rest of the family.

Roadside Assistance

roadside assistance

Keep your roadside assistance contact information close, just in case an incident occurs on the road, such as a flat tire or dead battery.

Keep a Cell Phone and Charger Handy

keep a cell phone and charger handy

Keep a charged cell phone with you at all times in case there is an emergency. Make sure you have a charger with you as well. AAA, as well as other roadside assistance companies, often provide smartphone apps to help travelers request help.

Do you practice any safety measures when you travel during the holidays? Let us know in the comments below!

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