Over the river and through the woods …

November 25th, 2013 by

Planning to travel this Thanksgiving weekend ? If so, you’re one of 43.4 million people with similar plans.

According to AAA, 90 percent of those celebrating Turkey Day away from home will travel by car. Sadly, Mother Nature may not cooperate, as a deadly winter storm threatens to create dangerous driving conditions across much of the country.

So what do you need to do to stay safe on the road? Here are a few pointers:

  • Check your tire pressure before you leave, as well as several times along the way. Keep a tire gauge in your glove compartment, and do a quick check when you stop to buy gas.
  • Plan your route. Avoid construction zones and have an idea of where you might stop to fill your tank. Mapquest and other digital travel sites can be a great resource! (Navigation systems are great, but they’re not fool proof. It’s a good idea to do a little research before you head out the door – just in case!)
  • Pack grocery store snacks – they’re a lot cheaper (and perhaps healthier) than the food you’d grab at a fast food restaurant. Plus, if you have a good supply of munchies on hand, you can avoid unnecessary stops.
  • Traveling with children? Pack a stash of books, games and toys.

Be safe, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

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