51 million people are expected to travel this Thanksgiving weekend. You read that right.
And, nearly two million more people will be on the road. Yes, you also read that right.
So while our residents are all hunkering down for a delicious meal with the ones they love most, we wanted to share some safety tips about making sure you get to enjoy that meal by safely getting to your destinations!
1. Check the Weather: We've all seen how folks can handle the roads when there isn't a holiday on the horizon, so this one is actually pretty important. Weather will not only affect the roads, but also the traffic. Plan accordingly once you know what the weather will be like during your trip.
2. Vehicle Checks: Before you head out on the road, it’s important to make sure your vehicle is working just right. Check the oil, brakes, windshield wipers, defroster, antifreeze and tires. The last thing you’ll want is to spend the rest of the holiday on the side of the road.
3. No Distracted Driving: We mean it. Once you're on the road, don’t use your cell phone. In fact, unless you are using Google Maps to get to your destination, here's an idea! Turn off your phone and store it away until you arrive. Brilliant, right?
4. Check the Gas: Before you leave on your turkey trek, make sure you have enough gas to get to your feast and family! The less time you need to spend on the road the better.
5. No Drowsy Driving: We're all trypto-fans, and needless to say we all settle in for a long winter's nap after we indulge in a great meal, but drowsy driving is just as bad as distracted or drunk driving! Make sure you get enough rest before hitting the road or have someone who is fully awake take the wheel.
So, now that we've shared, we hope you all have a totally terrific Thanksgiving trip! Be safe, and always remember, we're here if you need us.