With Christmas behind you, you might be planning a return trip home along with many others. However, this is also prime time for law enforcement to arrest drivers for DUI and other violations. There is good reason for increased patrol this time of year as AAA estimates there will be 51 million more drivers on the road between Christmas and New Years. If you will be on the road this coming week, there are some tips to keep in mind for a safe trip.
First, make sure your car is in good winter condition, especially if there is a chance of dangerous road conditions and bad weather. Make sure your passengers are in their seatbelts. The rear seat is always the safest place for children of any age in a vehicle. Next, leave room for flexibility in your travel plans. Avoid traveling in peak traffic hours if possible, and plan in advance in the event of road closures.
Always leave plenty of room between your car and the one in front of you. Following too closely can be deadly in wet road conditions. Lastly, it goes without saying that if you attend a New Years Eve party choose a designated driver or take a taxi for a safe ride home.
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