Whether it's traveling to see family or driving to that favorite restaurant, DMV.us.org shares these tips on driving over Thanksgiving weekend.
Denver, CO (PRWEB) November 14, 2012
According to AAA, in 2011, 42.5 million Americans traveled 50 or more miles from home during Thanksgiving weekend. Whether it's traveling to see family or driving to that favorite restaurant, DMV.us.org shares these tips on driving over Thanksgiving weekend.
Be sure to fuel up and travel with a full tank of gas. Check other fluids in the car (oil, windshield washer fluid, etc.) and tire pressure before leaving. Also being prepared with emergency kits (blankets, flashlights, first-aid equipment, tools, water and snacks), especially with children, can help in breakdown situations.
Check the car's weight capacity and don't overpack. Too much weight can slow down your car's stopping radius and can also waste gas mileage. And don't be a distracted driver on the road. If a motorist needs to make a cell phone call, it's suggested to use a hands-free set or pull over.
Being patient in holiday traffic can pay off. Leave early or during low traffic times to get to a destination with minimal stress. Also watch for bad weather on the news or Internet and drive safely in wintery conditions. Clear the car of all snow, allow for longer braking distances if it is icy, and travel slowly.
Finally, remaining in control of the car can help during dangerous road conditions. DMV.us.org suggests staying calm if it is icy or if visibility is low. Motorists should know when winter weather will hit over Thanksgiving travels, but it's also important to prepare for those unknown driving conditions as well.
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