Now is the time to start thinking about your Memorial Day Getaway Plans.  An estimated 38 million Americans will be out on the roads and at the airport and you could be one of them! Want to learn more about Holiday driving take our on line course.

Here are some quick tips for Holiday Driving to help you stay safe and sane:

  • Do not travel during peak travel times. If you can travel when there is less congestion, there will be fewer delays to slow you down.  This can mean leaving later in the evening or earlier in the morning or even the day before.
  • Make sure you check your car’s vital systems, including the battery, tires, and oil before you leave.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo has declared the week of May 22-29 as Vehicle Safety Week in the Empire State.  There are an estimated 11,000 crashes every year as a result of faulty tires alone including 200 fatalities. Vehicle maintenance is an integral part of #SafeDriving.

The American Automotive Association (AAA) estimates that 38 million Americans will be heading somewhere during the holiday weekend, with the average trip ranging between 50 and 100 miles. This means that the roads will be crowded.  It is important to pack snacks and water and also to remind yourself to keep calm and cool.  Road rage can be triggered by traffic and there is nothing worse than being angry and stuck in a jam!

Police will be out in record numbers at sobriety check points and working on the “Click-It-Or-Ticket” initiatives! Remember to stay off your phone as well it is dangerous and can lead to fines and an AUTOMATIC 5 POINTS in NY!

Where ever you are headed this weekend make sure you leave yourself plenty of time, stay sober, stay off your cell phone and that you drive defensively.  As always, DRIVE SAFE!

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