One in six Americans will travel more than 50 miles for Thanksgiving, and most will drive to their destinations.
Expect delays on the roads, with peak traffic congestion during the early evenings throughout Thanksgiving week. The best times to travel are early morning on Thanksgiving Day, Friday or Saturday.
Tips for safe road trips this Thanksgiving:
– Get a vehicle inspection. A trusted mechanic can help you avoid flat tires or a dead battery.
– Take breaks every two hours or 100 miles, so you are alert and aren’t driving drowsy.
– Put your phone away and limit other distractions as you’re driving.
– Mark Jenkins, AAA – The Auto Club Group