With many travelers embarking on holiday highway trips this week a South Dakota AAA bureau has expelled a “Top Ten Safety Tips” and useful websites to make certain your holiday transport skeleton go off but a hitch.
1. Know your route. Plan in allege how you’re going to get there – accumulate all a maps and transport information you’ll need. Avoid vast cities during rush hour and be prepared for a highway and continue conditions you’ll confront along a way. Make hotel reservations before withdrawal home.
2. Leave in copiousness of time. The final thing we need is to be “running late” on a holiday automobile trip.
3. Pack activities and surprises for a kids to keep them occupied.
4. Stock your automobile with a winter puncture pack containing ice scraper, jumper cables, comfortable clothing, flares, silt or pool litter, blanket, operative flashlight, initial assist kit, elementary tools, snacks, celebration H2O and a dungeon phone with a horse cable.
5. Download useful, giveaway applications onto your smartphone. AAA TripTik Mobile gives AAA members and nonmembers comparison customized directions to destinations, hotels, restaurants and businesses.
6. Make certain your automobile is adult to a hurdles of a open road. Check fluids, tires, hoses, belts and your vehicle’s battery.
7. Be prepared for a aloft gasoline prices you’ll confront outward South Dakota. Check daily cost averages during AAAFuelGaugeReport.com.
8. Limit distractions in a car. When we take your eyes off a highway for as small as dual seconds, we double your pile-up risk.
9. Drive refreshed. Get adequate rest before pushing and equivocate alcohol.
10. Buckle adult and make certain all your passengers are scrupulously calm with children in age-appropriate child automobile seats or upholder seats.
AAA South Dakota says they are presaging 260,015 South Dakotans will expostulate 50 miles or some-more from home over a 11-day holiday period, a burst of 1.2 percent over transport levels a year ago. For AAA’s full 2011 Year-End Holiday Travel Forecast, click on Top Stories in a AAA News Safety territory of AAA.com.