Being stuck in traffic is no fun for any driver, but it is to be expected this holiday season. Many people will be hitting the highway next month to finally see their loved ones again. To get home safely for your turkey dinner, you need to devote all of your attention when driving on the highway this time around. If you're concerned about how to navigate through highway traffic for Thanksgiving safely, here are some of our top tips!
Tip #1: Stay alert at all times.
As mentioned before, your alertness needs to be at 100%. It might be tempting to daydream about the food or even the Black Friday deals. But you mustn't let your subconscious slip away amid stand-still traffic. Please remember to keep your eyes on the road so that you have enough time to react to traffic movement.
Tip #2: Remember to use your signals.
If you need to switch lanes or make a break for the rest stop, please ensure you communicate these actions with other motorists on the road before you jump in front of another car. Using your signals promptly can prevent accidents from happening. Even when there's not a heavy flow of traffic, please always use your blinkers.
Tip #3: Maintain a safe distance between yourself and others.
You might be in a continuous cycle of stopping and going on the highway during the holidays. It's important to give yourself some extra room, so you don't have to slam your brakes every time.
Tip #4: Pre-trip maintenance is KEY
The secret "sauce" to expert highway navigation is to take proper care of your vehicle. Before you travel, you should check to see if your car is strong and healthy enough to drive you a far distance. Your car needs adequate tires, fluids, brakes, and spectacular engine performance to keep you safe on the highway.
Traffic congestion can be a real pain, but it's all worth it when you make it to your destination safely. Don't forget to practice safe, defensive driving this Thanksgiving. For a pre-trip vehicle inspection on your MINI, Audi, BMW, or Mercedes-Benz, we invite you to Bimmer Rescue today!
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