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Car Travel


On the Road AGAIN


YOUR FAMILY’S NEXT EXCURSION 





n the United States one defining aspect of the national culture is the love of cars and the road we travel for our daily lives and to distant points beyond our regular commuting. The Bureau of Transportation Statistics


offers a glimpse into long-distance sum- mer travel defined as greater than 50 miles. The average American travels 284 miles one way to a summer destination. Our car culture dominates, with nine out of ten trips occurring in a personal vehicle. With so much to see and do across our nation, 97 percent of our vaca- tions occur in the U.S.


Safe Travel Planning Even before you set out on your journey, you will want to make sure that your car has been serviced for a fresh oil change, fluid level and tire checks, and any needed updates from manufacturer recalls. Also check your trunk for safety gear, including a spare tire, a jack, flares and jumper cables. You may want to update your roadside assistance pack- age through your insurance company or AAA. If you are taking a family winter trip, you will also want to stash away winter survival gear — including blankets,


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extra coats and gloves, water and non- perishable foods — in case you get stuck in bad weather. Take the time to plan your family’s safe


travel. Arrange to travel with a cell phone and charger. This provides you access to services such as calling ahead for hotel reservations, but more importantly gives you the ability to call 911 for police or emergency services anywhere you travel in the U.S. If you have no cell phone or if there is


no coverage, you will need a Call Police- Send Help sign to put in your window so that you can let others know you need help without having to stop. When stop- ping to explore, be sure to lock your car doors, and lock valuables in the trunk or take them with you. We all want to be good Samaritans, but don’t stop for strangers. If you think someone is in trou- ble, call 911 and notify properly equipped emergency personnel of the situation. Your safety and that of your family must always come first when traveling. Always park in well-lit, heavily traveled areas. Traveling safely means keeping distrac- tions to a minimum and your attention on the road ahead. As you drive, keep your gaze up and look several cars ahead


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