Holiday Safety Reminders

Before your journey begins

Check the tires, fluid levels, wiper blades and more

1. GET THE CAR READY

Be sure to include flares, phone charger, flashlight and batteries, jumper cables, scraper, first aid, water, blankets and towels and more

2. ROADSIDE EMERGENCY KIT

Map your route in advance, familiarize yourself with alternate routes, and allow extra time to reach your destination.

3. MAP YOUR ROUTE

Have roadside assistance contact information on hand

4. ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE

Keep  your luggage locked in the trunk orout of site whenever possible.  Youir valuables shouild be with you at all times.

5. LUGGAGE & VALUABLES

Holiday Safe Driving Tips

While you're on your journey

1. BUCKLE UP

Buckle up in every seat, on every trip, no matter how short.

2. PROTECT THE KIDS AND THE PETS

Make sure children are always properly buckled in the back seat in a car seat, booster seat, or seat belt, whichever is appropriate for their weight, height, and age. Be sure your pets are also properly secured before you start your journey.

3. AVOID DISTRACTIONS

Fully focus on driving.  If you cannot devote your full attention to driving because of some other activity, it’s a distraction. Don’t use cell phones while driving – handheld or hands-free – except in absolute emergencies. Never use text messaging, email functions, video games or the internet with a wireless device, including those built into the vehicle, while driving. Do not let anything divert your attention, actively scan the road, use your mirrors and watch out for pedestrians and cyclists.

4. DRIVE DEFENSIVELY

Obey speed limits. Use extra caution when driving on icy or slippery surfaces. Black ice is transparent, but takes on the color of the surface of road it's on. When ice gets wet from outside temperatures warming up, it becomes dangerously slick. Tires can't provide the proper traction needed to grip the road, and that's when crashes happen.

5. NEVER DRIVE IMPAIRED

Never drive while impaired by alcohol or drugs.  Select a designated driver before the party begins.

6. GET PLENTY OF REST

According to the National Sleep Foundation, about half of U.S. adult drivers admit to consistently getting behind the wheel while feeling drowsy. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, every year about 100,000 police-reported crashes involve drowsy driving.

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