Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel holidays of the year, so it’s more important than ever to practice safe driving and do your best to avoid driving distractions. Here are some Thanksgiving driving tips to keep your holiday low-stress and accident-free.
When you take any trip, it’s important to plan ahead, and when you’re traveling long-distance, this is especially important. Pack extra food and water for the trip and bring an emergency kit with jumper cables, a cark jack, and other essentials.
One thing you can do is avoid driving at peak hours. Depending on how far the drive is, you might not be able to help it, but if you’re driving a couple hours away, see if your host minds you arriving before noon. On long trips, if you’re planning to stay a couple days, leave two days before Thanksgiving Day to beat the rush.
Get a good sleep the night before your trip and take steps to make sure you’re wide awake the whole drive. Switch drivers every couple hours, keep yourself fed and hydrated, and don’t drive too early or late! If you need to pull over for the night, do it.