Thanksgiving Day Travel Tips for 2015

Posted on behalf of Jeff Pitman on November 24, 2015 in Car Accidents
Updated on April 25, 2024

Thanksgiving holiday trafficAlmost 47 million Americans are expected to travel 50 or more miles for Thanksgiving this year between November 25th and November 29th. Below are some Thanksgiving Day travel tips to help you and your loved ones stay safe.

Driving for Thanksgiving

Approximately 42 million Americans will hit the road for their Thanksgiving holiday travels. Before you leave home, it is wise to:

  • Schedule a tune-up and inspection at a vehicle maintenance shop that you trust.
  • Inspect your tires and make sure they are properly inflated.
  • Pack emergency supplies such as a flashlight, first aid kit, tools and a blanket.
  • Fill up your gas tank to avoid running out of fuel.

Weather conditions may be less than ideal for Thanksgiving travel so be sure to drive appropriately for the conditions you experience. If you encounter snow or ice, drive slower and keep a longer distance between vehicles for braking. Clear snow and ice off your front and rear windshields as well as side windows to improve visibility.

While you drive, keep devices put away. If you must make a call or send a text, ask a passenger to do so for you or pull off to a safe location.

Flying for Thanksgiving

An expected 3.6 million Americans will fly to their holiday destination over the Thanksgiving period. As you fly, always listen to instructions given by flight attendants. It is recommended that you keep your seatbelt fastened anytime you are seated to protect against injuries from turbulence.

Wear comfortable clothing and sturdy footwear, which will allow you to move safety throughout the airport and on the airplane. If you will be traveling from one climate to another, it is wise to pack appropriate clothing or outerwear in your carry-on, which you can access easily at your destination.

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