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Thanksgiving Safety Tips
Tuesday November 10, 2015 | staff

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and it is time to prepare to have a safe and festive holiday. 

 

When we think of Thanksgiving most people picture a big, juicy turkey, stuffing, gravy, and mashed potatoes. A great meal is at the heart of Thanksgiving Day and that means plenty of time spent cooking in the kitchen; with extra people in the house and more alcohol consumed. Take a few minutes to review these Thanksgiving Day safety tips, and enjoy the holiday without worry.

 

Thanksgiving Road Travel Tips:

 

  • Prepare for delays – Too many accidents are the result of driver frustration. 

 

  • Designate a driver – Celebrants may underestimate how much they drink between wine with the meal and beer with the game. Designate a sober driver, call a taxi, or stay the night.

 

  • Stay alert/awake – Many people drive long distances to dine with loved ones. Remember that drowsy driving can be as dangerous as drunk driving. Get a good night’s sleep, alternate with another driver, or pull off the road at a rest area  if you feel yourself becoming especially sleepy.

 

  • Be alert for impaired/distracted drivers – Pay extra attention, watching out for impaired drivers or distracted drivers.

 

  • Wear seat belts – Thanksgiving Day and every day, seat belts can keep a car accident from turning into a true tragedy.

 

  • Traffic Congestion - The Thanksgiving holiday involves some of the busiest travel days of the year. So if you are traveling, leave early for your destination and be patient.

 

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