According to data from AAA, approximately 34.1 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles for Labor Day, which is a 4.2% increase over 2012. The vast majority of these travelers will be going by car (85%), which means there will be plenty of people with whom to share the road if you’re planning on traveling this weekend. In light of this, we at Valley Honda thought it would be a good idea to share some of our favorite Labor Day travel tips to help you on your journey this weekend!
Prepare your car ahead of time. Before traveling, it’s always a good idea to check your car over to make sure it’s ready to go the distance. Make sure the tires are properly inflated and that all the fluids are full. It’s also a good idea to pack a first-aid or emergency kit to take along for the drive.
Pay attention. This is an obvious tip, but it’s really important to not take this for granted! Don’t drive if you’ve been drinking of particularly tired, and watch out for others that may be impaired in some way!
Avoid traffic. This is obviously pretty difficult for a lot of people, but if possible USA Today recommends trying to leave early Saturday morning or before rush hour on Friday on the way out for the weekend and before 4 pm or after 10 pm on Monday on the way back.
What other tips or rules do you follow when you’re travelling? Let us know in the comments section!