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Avoid a Turkey DUI: Follow These Holiday Driving Safety Tips - Toyota Parts Blog

Okay, you probably won’t get arrested for driving after eating a Thanksgiving Day meal. However, you might get into in accident if you’re tired with all that tryptophan running through your veins.

To help stay safe this holiday season, follow these important holiday driving safety tips.

  1. Don’t Drink and Drive – This one should be common sense. Yet every holiday season there are people who decide to drink and drive. If you’ve had some drinks, don’t get behind the wheel.
  2. Wear Your Seatbelt – Whether it’s December 25 or July 25, always wear your seatbelt. It will save your life.
  3. Avoid Traveling in Bad Weather – If the weather is bad, stay home or get a hotel room. It’s not worth risking your life by traveling during harsh winter weather.
  4. Go the Speed Limit – For your safety, travel the posted speed limit, especially in winter driving conditions. It’s not worth getting into an accident or receiving a ticket.
  5. Take Driving Breaks – Don’t drive tired. It’s almost as bad as driving under the influence. If you’re tired, have someone else take over driving or get a hotel room.
  6. Avoid Distractions – To keep your family safe while traveling, avoid distractions. This includes texting while driving and other smartphone use.
  7. Be a Good Host – If you’re hosting family or friends this holiday season, don’t let anyone drink and drive. Be a good host and have plenty of bedding just in case people need a place to crash.

What do you think is the most important holiday driving safety tip? Leave your comments below.

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Written by Tom Blackman