One of the biggest problems with Thanksgiving being later in the season is the increased risk of bad weather for travel. Holiday travel is already stressful enough, but when you’re driving any great distance and snow is predicted, the stress doubles. Be prepared for any occurrence with these tips.
1. Avoid Traffic
The day before Thanksgiving is the most heavily trafficked travel day both in the air and on the roads. Avoid the rush if you can by leaving earlier for your destination. The last thing you want to be stuck in during a bad storm is an even worse line of traffic.
2. Watch the Weather
If you are planning on leaving a certain day of Thanksgiving week, keep your eyes on the weather forecast. You might have to adjust your plans if your day of travel calls for snow. Unfortunately, this isn’t practical for some. If you simply cannot change your plans, be sure you’re at least prepared for any bad weather that may occur.
3. Equip Your Vehicle
Prepare your car before traveling in the winter months. This includes putting on snow tires, checking your oil, ensuring your heater works, and packing a survival kit should you get stranded. Your car can be a lifesaver if you need it, so keep it in top shape all winter long.
4. Drive Respectfully
When you get out on the road, be mindful of others around you. Everyone has a destination, and by driving respectfully and carefully, you’ll do your part in making sure everyone stays safe on the road. Don’t cut in front of people, don’t speed or drive aggressively, and try to offer aid to others if you see them in a predicament. After all, ‘tis the season of giving!
Wherever your holiday travels take you, staying prepared and being mindful is key to a successful and stress-free journey. From all of us here at Quick-Set Auto Glass, drive safely out there!