AAA's Safe Driving Tips for the Holiday Season
Triple-A says 7 million Californians will drive more than 50 miles from home this holiday season. And if you’re one of them, Triple-A has some tips on how to arrive safely.
Monday, December 24, 2007
Harris: “We are recommending that people winterize their cars.”
Spokeswoman Cynthia Harris says that means checking all the systems in your car to make sure they’re working – the heater, defroster, exhaust system and lights. Then, check your tires and brakes.
Harris also recommends filling your gas tank up before you start your trip.
Harris: “That gives you an advantage of shopping around, buying gas at the price that you want, and also not getting stuck somewhere mid-trip without enough gas and getting stranded.”
Finally, Harris says, keep an emergency kit in your car – with a flashlight, blanket and sleeping bag. And if you have a cell phone, make sure it’s fully charged.