November 23, 2017 Mellisa McColley





Thanksgiving weekend is November 23-26. Many people traditionally use this opportunity to spend quality time with loved ones. Getting to your holiday destination and back to base safely is the goal. Holiday travelers are reminded that this is one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. Proper planning is crucial to minimize travel delays and maximize time with family and friends. Ensure a back-up plan is established to reduce potential stress.

The following Safety Tips are offered to enhance your Thanksgiving weekend:

MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY: Get your vehicle inspected before any long-distance travel. If you plan to travel alone be sure to let one person know your travel route and final destination.

Avoid these causal factors: Driving while fatigued, impaired, or distracted and speeding. Remain alert to your surroundings and drive defensively.

Maintain safe following distances (2-3 seconds in ideal conditions).

Maximize daylight hours for driving to enhance visibility.

Incorporate rest breaks into travel plans and share driving responsibilities to combat fatigue.

Check weather forecasts for route traveling, and at destination.

Ensure an emergency travel kit is packed.

#BeSafe #HappyThanksgiving #SelmonExtension

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