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Thanksgiving Travel Tips

Thanksgiving Travel Tips

Thanksgiving Travel TipsThanksgiving is incredibly close now, which means that if you had plans to travel and aren’t already on the way, you’re probably leaving soon. Traveling during the holidays can be stressful, especially when Thanksgiving is the busiest travel holiday of the year. The airline industry and AAA expect more travels than ever this year. Here are some Thanksgiving travel tips from us at Two Rivers Ford designed to help you reach your destination without a hitch!

  • Attitude – Before you head out the door, make a note to keep your attitude in check. Everyone is traveling, which means that tension will be running high. Avoid conflict and taking out your stress on others. It could lead to a very bad reaction from other travelers. Don’t let your attitude ruin your trip!
  • Social Media – Many airlines report problems on social media before any other method of communication. Keep your smartphone handy and follow your airline on Twitter. Save yourself some time and keep an eye on the feed rather than bugging a flight attendant.
  • Luggage – Before you head out the door, make sure you have everything you need. More importantly, make sure you don’t take anything that won’t be a necessity on the trip. Less luggage means less hassle and you won’t have to pay any of those hefty baggage fees.
Back to School Driving Tips

Back to School Driving Tips

Back to School DrivingNow that school is back in session, you are sharing the road with more drivers, school buses, and children riding bikes or walking to school. With this in mind, it’s a good time for some back to school driving tips.

School Buses

  • Never pass a bus that is stopped to load or unload children. This is illegal in all 50 states. Remember, a child’s life is more important than a few minutes of your time.
  • Always allow a greater following distance for a school bus than you would for a regular vehicle.

Pedestrians

  • Do not block crosswalks while stopped. This forces children to go around you and could put them in potential danger.
  • Always stop for a school crossing guard—do not go around their stop sign or flag.
  • Do not honk your horn or rev your engine to scare pedestrians.
  • Drive with extra caution through school zones.

Drivers

If you are driving your kids to and from school, here are a few rules to remember.

  • Do not double park. This could block visibility for children.
  • Always load and unload children on the same side of the street as the school.
  • Carpool, if possible, to reduce the number of cars at the school.

 

We hope you and your children have a safe and fun school year!