Thanksgiving is almost here! You’ll more than likely be doing some traveling on the road this season. Toyota of Orlando wants to make sure you stay safe on the road. That’s why we’ve put together a list of our top safe driving tips to remember when you’re making that Thanksgiving Day drive.
Safe driving tips to remember when you’re on the road
While it’s always important to stay safe on the road, traffic patterns will more than likely be different than what you’re used to in Orlando. That’s why we suggest following the following safe driving tips when you’re on the road:
Plan on leaving early
No matter what time you initially plan to leave, we still recommend leaving earlier than your plan. That’s because roads can be a bit crazier than expected during a holiday road trip. If you leave early, you’re giving yourself a bit of a buffer that can allow for unforeseen circumstances like accidents, even heavier traffic, and more. That way you won’t have to stress out about making it in time to dinner!
Take an alternate route when necessary
Sometimes Orlando traffic can just become too much. There could be construction, an accident, or something else that could be causing so much congestion. That’s why it’s important to always have an alternative route in mind. You can also use features like HD predictive traffic and navigation that are found in new Orlando Toyota vehicles.
Get ready for traffic
Getting stuck in traffic could be very stressful, especially if you have someplace to be for Thanksgiving dinner! Though at times, traffic can be unavoidable. With all the cars on the road, you’ll want to be completely aware of everything that’s going on around you. That’s why it’s important to follow safe driving tips to make sure you aren’t driving recklessly. We suggest:
- Leaving ample space in between cars
- Driving slowly and following the speed limit at all times
- Keeping the distractions like cell phones and GPS away
Don’t get distracted
Make sure to stay focused when you’re driving on the road this Thanksgiving. You’ll want to make sure both of your hands are on the wheel at all times. As we mentioned before on how to deal with traffic, you’ll want to keep distractions like your cell phone away. It’s also important not to “rubberneck” when you see someone pulled off to the side or if there’s an accident. Make sure you don’t commit distracted driving this Thanksgiving travel weekend!
Stay safe during holiday driving in Orlando
Holiday driving in Orlando can be a bit hectic. If you remember the safe driving tips we listed above, you’ll have an easier drive this Thanksgiving. If you need more advice when it comes to safe driving, be sure to give us a call! You can reach Toyota of Orlando at (407) 298-4500.