A Guide to Safe Driving This Holiday Season

This holiday season it’s essential to prioritize safety on the roads when traveling to and from your family and friends. THEA encourages all drivers to adopt safe driving practices to ensure a joyous and accident-free holiday season. Here’s a few tips on how to stay safe while navigating the roads during this holiday season.

1. Plan Ahead: Before embarking on your holiday journey, plan your route and check for potential road closures, or construction. Utilize navigation apps to stay updated on real-time traffic information and choose the safest and most efficient routes.

2. Avoid Distractions: Distracted driving is a leading cause of accidents. It’s an exciting time to see your loved ones but remember to stay focused on the road by avoiding activities like texting, making phone calls, or adjusting the GPS while driving. If necessary, designate a passenger to handle navigation and other distractions.

3. Don’t Drink and Drive: The holiday season often involves festive gatherings, and it’s important to celebrate responsibly. If you plan to consume alcohol, arrange for a designated driver, use rideshare services, or take advantage of public transportation.

4. Stay Alert: Fatigue can impair your reaction time and decision-making skills. Get adequate rest before embarking on a long journey, and take breaks to stretch your legs and refresh your mind. If you feel drowsy, pull over safely and rest before continuing your journey.

As we celebrate the holidays with our loved ones, let’s make safety a top priority on the roads. THEA wishes you a joyful and accident-free holiday season! Safe travels!