As if the holidays aren’t stressful enough, they had to put them in the coldest and iciest months of the year, right when driving to your relative’s house two states away could not be less appealing. If you’re one of those unfortunate long distance drivers, follow these holiday travel tips to make your drive as safe and low-stress as possible.
First, before you leave, take your car for a checkup at the dealer. You don’t want to travel in a car that can’t take the distance or the cold. Once you’re given the all-clear, start preparing your vehicle and put together an emergency kit. This will come in handy in case you go skid off the road or have a breakdown.
When you drive long distances, you should only drive when you’re completely awake. Get a good night sleep the night before the trip and keep snacks and water in the car to keep you hydrated and energized. If you’re with another person who can drive, switch off frequently!
Figure out the route and driving times with the least traffic—this will bring down your stress levels and make it safer to drive.
Do you have any tips to add? Let us know in the comments below! Happy holidays, folks! Drive safe!