15 Tips for a Safe Holiday Road Trip
15 Tips for a Safe Holiday Road Trip
Save your regular vehicle from wear and tear by renting
Cars can be expensive, and many people try to save some money by holding onto their current vehicle for as long as possible. However, if you have an older vehicle, then you might want to reconsider taking it out on a road trip this holiday season. The chances of it breaking down or needing costly repairs increase the more you use it.
Instead, you should consider renting a car for your trip. Not only will you get something reliable, but you’ll also be able to upgrade in size and get in-car entertainment. This is a great way to keep everyone excited and entertained as you drive to your destination.
Map your route and share it with loved ones
Have an alternate route in case of hazards
Check the weather
Make overnight reservations ahead of time
Don’t forget your EZ-Pass or SunPass
Charge your phone and keep a portable charger handy
Have a food plan
While eating on the road can be a great way to sample some new flavors and try out new restaurants, it can also get incredibly expensive. It also adds time to your trip to stop and eat. Plus, if you’re traveling with kids, then you know it’s hard to keep them full for the entire trip.
It’s always a good idea to have a food plan before heading onto the road. Decide where you are going to stop and if you are going to eat at a restaurant or bring sandwiches with you. You’ll also want to have some extra snacks handy for when the kids get hungry or the driver needs some energy so that they can stay awake.
Prepare an emergency road kit
Get plenty of rest
Make sure all occupants are buckled safely
Have activities for kids
If you’ve traveled with kids in the past, you know that it doesn’t take long for them to get bored. When that happens, they will look for ways to entertain themselves—and what they pick may be distracting and loud.
To keep everyone safe, have activities for the kids. This could include having them watch movies, play games on mobile devices, play games with other family members, color or listen to music. Make sure to pick activities that are appropriate for their age.
Take breaks often
Secure your valuables
To reduce the chances of losing your expensive jewelry or becoming the target of theft, make sure to secure your valuables. This means keeping purses and wallets on you at all times and locking your jewelry in your suitcase or the glove compartment.
Spending time with family and friends during the holidays makes this time special. If you find that an injury occurs while on the road, contact The Bodden & Bennett Law Group.
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