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.