For a Safe and Happy Holiday, Follow These Thanksgiving Travel Tips

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Stay safe on the road as you travel this Thanksgiving!

Now’s the time for that dream of pumpkin pie heaped with whipped cream, that fresh, hot turkey steeping with gravy, that happy tummy-bulge peeping over your waistline before you loosen your belt, to finally come true. Finally, Thanksgiving is right around the corner. All that’s left to do is get to that warm turkey dinner, which is sadly not as easy as it seems. So, we here at Varney Buick GMC have put together a quick list of Thanksgiving travel tips for your convenience:

First off, avoid driving the day before Thanksgiving if at all possible. That Wednesday is the busiest travel day of the year across all of the United States. At the very least, avoid the hottest travel hours and plan your journey for the early, early morning or starting late the night before. However, if you choose to go during the wee hours, make sure you’re properly rested before hitting the road. Driving while tired can be just as impairing as driving while intoxicated.

That point brings us to the next, and most important, of our Thanksgiving travel tips: Never drink and drive. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the jolliness of the day, but use sound judgment before getting behind the wheel. Also keep in mind that the holidays see an increase of drunk driving across the board, so while you’re on the road, always drive defensively and watch out for erratic driving behaviors.

From all of us here at Varney Buick GMC, we wish you a happy, happy Thanksgiving Day (and commute)!