Before You Hit the Road This Thanksgiving
Millions of Americans travel every year during the Thanksgiving holiday. If you are driving to see friends or family, here are some tips for a smooth and safe trip:
Get your car ready by checking the tire pressure, headlights and windshield wipers ahead of your departure.
Make sure you have the right car seat for your child’s size and age. It is also recommended you keep your child in the backseat at least through age 12.
Even if you know the highways to your relatives by heart, you can get information on state and national road closures before you take off.
Give your cell phone to a passenger or put it away. No text message or phone call is worth an accident on the road. Learn more about distracted driving including questions you may have about hands-free devices by visiting Distraction.gov.
Find more tips to help you stay safe on the road by visiting USA.gov.