Holiday Travel Safety Tips
Remember the movie, "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles," with John Candy and Steve Martin? Everything that could go wrong on that trip did! Your holiday travels don't have to be as stressful. Just follow these easy tips:
If You're Flying:
- Pack your bags according to the TSA's guidelines (you may check their website before you pack: http://www.tsa.gov).
- Allow plenty of time to get to the airport.
- Put a distinctive tag on your luggage (over 50% of fliers have a black suitcase).
- Be alert and calm, don't run through the airport. The last thing you want is to be sued for "Grandma got ran over by a Samsonite."
- Keep your valuables close to you, such as putting your wallet in your front pocket or inside coat pocket.
If You're Driving:
- Check the road conditions and weather reports before you leave.
- Make sure your car is in proper working order. Check all the fluids and tire pressure.
- Plan your trip well either with a GPS or traditional map.
- Pack an Emergency Kit.
- Allow plenty of time for construction, bad weather, and even Santa's sleigh causing a 2 hour back up on the 105.
- Snow Scraper And Brush
- Booster Cables
- Cat Litter Or Sand (To Place Under Your Tires For Grip, If You Get Stuck In Ice Or Snow)
- Emergency Triangles
- First Aid Kit.
* While you may never have to use these items, you will be happy you packed them in the event of an emergency.