Holiday Travel Safety Tips
Give a friend, neighbor or relative your travel route,
itinerary and cellular phone number before you leave. Keep in
contact with family and friends while on the road.
Get automatic timers for your lights at home. Remember to set
them at different times.
Ask a neighbor to watch your home and park in your driveway
from time to time. Ask them to set one of their trash cans out
in your driveway on trash day as if it was yours.
Donít forget to have mail and newspaper delivery stopped or
picked up by a neighbor.
Donít leave holiday packages where they can be seen.
Make sure your cellular phone is in working order in case of
Be sure your vehicle is in good running order. Inspect, or
have your car inspected. Check brakes, tires, antifreeze, wiper
fluid, gasoline, lights, battery and wipers.
Pack several warm blankets, ample drinking water, flares,
first aid kit, fire extinguisher and two flashlights with fresh
Get plenty of rest before your leave.
Leave early and give yourself plenty of time to make the
drive. Donít speed!
Make sure everyone wears their seatbelt at all times. Children
should ride in the back seat. Children younger than 6, or under
60 pounds, should ride in an approved car safety seat
appropriate for their height and weight.
Avoid taking over-the-counter medications that could make you
drowsy while you drive.
Never drink and drive!