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Dec 2011

Holiday Travel Tips Christina Selter on KPFK "The Car Show" with Dave Kunz & Art Gould >

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.

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.

Tips:

  • Leave early and take your time, yes there will be traffic
  • Map it out GPS 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
  • Install child safety seat day before
  • Buckle up
  • Don’t drink and drive, safety first