The Holidays are upon us, along with crowded shopping centers and traffic
backed up for miles on the highways. Even with the economic troubles people
are going to travel in record numbers to reconnect with families and spend
some time with friends. Because there will be so many people on the roads
(some have already started their travels) previous advice bears repeating.
With travel of any distance you will want to make sure your vehicle is
in good repair. Take it to a mechanic you trust to give your vehicle the
once-over. The mechanic can replace worn parts and belts, put on a new
set of plugs and generally make sure you can handle, vehicle wise, sitting
in traffic for what seems like forever. Bring board games or that new
movie for the kids to watch. And be patient. Lots of car crashes could
be avoided if we simply took a little more time and watched out for one
another. Keep the Holidays in mind and try to give that other driver,
the one that just cut you off, the benefit of the doubt. Avoiding the
crash means getting to the party and having a good time.