The holidays are an exciting time of year, and many people travel to visit family and friends. But traveling during the holidays can be stressful and even dangerous if you’re unprepared. Here are five tips to help make your holiday travels a safe and enjoyable experience.
Pack a First Aid/Emergency Kit
Packing a first aid/emergency kit when traveling is always a good idea, but it’s vital during the winter months. Your first aid/emergency kit should include items like:
- Antiseptic wipes
- Ibuprofen or other over-the-counter pain relief medication.
You should also consider including a flashlight, flares, extra batteries for your phone or other devices, and jumper cables if you have car trouble.
Take Care of Routine Maintenance
Make sure your vehicle is in good condition before taking off on any long trips this holiday season. Get an oil change if needed, and check your tire pressure and fluid levels. If you’re flying for the holidays instead of driving, take some time to ensure that all of your belongings are in order—including ensuring all of your devices' batteries are fully charged! It pays to be prepared!
Plan Ahead of Time
When it comes to the holidays, travel planning is crucial! Don’t wait until the last minute to book flights or reserve hotel rooms. If you plan on driving, get a head start by mapping out your route ahead of time so that you know which roads to take and how long it will take you to get there—that way, you won’t find yourself lost on unfamiliar roads without GPS service.
Stay Home if Anyone is Sick
If anyone in your household exhibits symptoms of illness, such as fever or coughing, stay home! No amount of holiday cheer is worth exposing yourself or others to potential sickness while traveling. So if anyone in the house isn’t feeling well—even if it means missing out on some fun festivities—it's better to stay home than risk getting sicker while away from home.
Follow Road Rules If Traveling by Car
Finally, follow basic road safety rules if traveling by car this holiday season. Wear seat belts at all times, keep distractions like cell phones away from drivers, obey speed limits, and never drive when fatigued! These simple rules can help ensure everyone has a safe journey this holiday season!
Happy Holidays & Safe Travels!
We hope you have a safe and Happy Holidays here at Grewal Law PLLC! If you find yourself injured due to another person’s negligence over the holiday season, just know we’re here to help. Call us at (888) 211-5798 or fill out a consultation request form to get in touch with a team member.