Dec 2011

Christmas Travel Tips ABC7 Dave Kunz >

Holiday travel packing up the car can be challenging with all the food, gear, kids, luggage, cooler learn from the experts; How to pack everything so you can hit the road safely and arrive on time stress free to grandmas house.

As families hit the road there are a few things they can do to help make it easier for the whole family. Fuel up the night before, pack the car and bring healthy snacks.

ABC7 Dave Kunz interviews Christina Selter Editor with and female automotive expert about safety tips and being prepared for holiday travel. Justin Bell Racecar Driver and host of ebay’s World Fastest Car Show with his adorable children help show how to buckle up and pack the car for holiday travel.

  • Leave early and take your time, yes there will be traffic
  • Map your destination (GPS if available) ahead of time
  • Fuel up night before
  • Safety kit that includes a flashlight and water
  • Snacks (avoid junk food) pack a picnic basket
  • Cooler (iceless) no leaking
  • Tire chains or snow tires
  • Jumper cables
  • Install child safety seat the day before
  • Always Buckle up
  • Don’t drink alcohol and drive, safety first

According to National Household Travel Survey (NHTS): The Christmas/New Year’s holiday periods are among the busiest long-distance travel periods of the year. During the Christmas/New Year’s Holiday period the number rises by 23 percent, compared to the average number for the remainder of the year.