As Labor Day approaches, we are beginning to plan out our trip for the long three day weekend.
Labor Day is one of the busiest travel weekends of the year, so it is important to stay safe and plan ahead before you head out on the road. Here are some simple tips to follow before the holiday approaches:
- Get your car ready: If you are traveling a long distance this holiday, make sure your car has been properly maintained recently. Get the engine, radiator and fluids checked before you go. Check the pressure in your tires. Pack a car emergency kit: jumper cables, a flashlight, rags, tire gauge, wrenches and screwdrivers, etc.
- Stay safe on the road: Avoid as many distractions as possible when on the road to your destination. Ignore any children in the back seat and turn off your cell phone. Make sure you are alert before you get in the car. Never drink and drive. This is especially important on your way home from your long weekend.
- Avoid the traffic: Leaving early will help you avoid the traffic on highways and busy roads. By avoiding the traffic you can stay calm and relaxed on your trip. Scope out alternative routes just in case you run into an accident or congestion on your route.
Keep your holiday weekend safe and relaxing by following the above tips.
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