Thanksgiving is the busiest holiday of the year for driving—yes, even more than Christmas!—so it’s more important than ever to practice safe driving and follow our Thanksgiving travel tips.
The more congested roads are, the more frustrated people get and the more dangerous driving is. If you can avoid peak driving hours and drive early in the morning or during other off-hours, you can reduce your stress, your time on the road, and your risk of getting in an accident.
Any time you go on a long trip, it’s a good idea to pack an emergency road kit with a flashlight, jumper cables, and an ice scraper, among others. Bring blankets and spare food and water in case you get stuck somewhere for a while.
Make sure you get enough sleep before your drive, and avoid eating anything too heavy or greasy right before you leave. Getting sick in the car is not ideal, especially if you’re taking the first leg of the drive. Trade off driving every couple hours if you have a driving partner, and take regular driving breaks to stretch your legs.
Happy holidays, and drive safely!