Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Holiday Driving Tips

Christmas is upon us and with that comes traveling. Since gas prices has taken a plunge there will probably be more drivers on the roads which means the chance for hazzardous roads. America's Road Team Captains, elite professional truck drivers chosen by the American Trucking Association, offers advice for holiday travelers. Here are some tips you can use to get to your destination safely:
  1. Map your route. Know where you are going and be prepared to exit the highway in advance.
  2. Prepare an emergency road kit. This kit should include: battery powered radio, flashlight, blanket, jumper cables, fire extinguisher, first aid kit, bottled water, non-perishable foods, maps, tire repair kit and flares.
  3. Avoid extreme weather conditions.
  4. Slow down.
  5. Buckle up.
  6. Do not cut in front of large trucks. Keep a safe distance between and other drivers on the road.
The American Trucking Association is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of other trucking groups, industry-related conferences, and its 50 affiliates state trucking associations. The ATA represents moren than 37,000 members covering every type of motor carries in the United States

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