Travel is usually a big part of the holidays. Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and that could mean heading over to see your relatives or enjoying Friendsgiving at a co-worker’s house. Then there’s Black Friday and running around trying to get your Christmas shopping done ahead of time. You’ll be driving through most of what’s left of 2016!
Well, your friends at Toyota of Orlando want you to practice safe driving in Orlando or wherever this holiday season takes you. That’s why we’re sharing some helpful tips for the best (but sometimes most stressful) time of the year.
Safe driving tips for the holidays:
Prepping your vehicle:
Before you start your trip, make sure your vehicle is in good shape for hitting the road. When is the last time you got your oil changed? Do you have enough wiper fluid? Are all of your seat belts in proper working order? These often overlooked things can make driving during the holidays more difficult. And because they’re so important when it comes to driving safety, be sure to stop by Toyota of Orlando for brake service and to check your tires too!
They say the early bird gets the worm! It will most likely pay off to leave early if possible to avoid peak traffic hours in Orlando. Thanks to modern technology like Google Maps, you can see ahead of time how long it will take you to get to your destination as well as any accidents along the way.
Holidays are hectic, and traffic sucks. But sometimes sitting in Orlando traffic is unavoidable at this time of year. For those stressful times, our team at Toyota of Orlando wants to share driving safety tips to help you get through the heavy traffic:
- Do your best to stay calm
- Avoid distractions like your smartphone
- Drive slowly and cautiously
- Leave ample space between cars
Running around during the holidays can be exhausting. It’s important you take plenty of breaks and do not exert yourself to meet certain schedules. Do your best to stay fresh and alert when you drive!
Consuming alcohol during the holidays is also common, and not every driver on the road is responsible. Be aware of other drivers in when you hit the road, and practice defensive driving in Orlando. And if it’s you who has been drinking during your holiday feast, don’t drive! Consuming alcohol impairs judgment and alertness, and it is illegal. Plan to spend the night, have a designated driver or take an Uber/taxi home instead.
Toyota of Orlando has new cars with amazing safety technology!
A new Toyota offers more than just reliability, style, and affordability. These great cars also have incredible safety features like the Toyota Star Safety System, a standard feature in new Toyota cars, and Toyota Safety Sense. If you’re looking for a safe new Toyota in Orlando, head over to our dealership and check out our new inventory! We’re located at 3575 Vineland Road and are open until 10 PM 7 days a week!