Holiday road trips are meant to be fun but are often met with traffic, stress, and irrational road rage.
Thanksgiving is a time in which we say what we are thankful for, but Thanksgiving road trips often end with more stress and road rage than you know what to do with. There seems to be no way to avoid the holiday traffic jams. But with a bit of planning, you may be able to avoid the traffic and get to your destination with nothing but smiles.
Thanksgiving Road Trip Hints
- Leaving the day of the holiday, in this case Thanksgiving, can actually be the best time to travel because everyone else has made the trip the day before. If you are travelling only a few hours, consider getting up early and hitting the road. If your trip cannot be done in short hours, then take a few days off work that week and start your drive Monday or Tuesday.
- Take a break every 3 to 4 hours to stretch your legs and use the washroom. Take this time to switch drivers too as driving can be taxing on the mind and body. If the consensus in the car is hunger, research some local restaurants where you and your passengers can eat while you take your breaks.
- When you get a driving break and get some down time, a good book can be a great companion to pass the time. Rarely do we ever get the chance to sit in one place and read so take this opportunity to finally finish that book you’ve been meaning to read.
Of course, as with any car ride, there’s a risk for accidents to occur. For car accidents, you’ll want to have a quality auto insurance policy in place. To get the coverage you need to be protected post-accident, contact Pierce Insurance Group in McKinney, Texas today.