Tips for holiday driving
The American Automobile Association offers the following safety tips for motorists over the holiday weekend:
-- Make sure everyone in the vehicle is buckled up and seated in the proper position while on the road.
-- In vehicles with air bags, drivers should sit at least 12 inches away from the steering wheel while maintaining a comfortable position that allows proper control on the vehicle.
-- Front-seat passengers should sit as far back from the dashboard as possible.
-- Passengers 12 years old and younger should travel in back seats.
-- Occupants should be properly restrained with lap or shoulder belts or appropriate child safety seats.
-- Plan your route in advance, and keep a map handy.
-- Give yourself extra time to reach your destination.
-- Before you leave, check your vehicle's fluid levels and make sure the tires, including the spare, are in good condition and properly inflated.