The holiday season has finally arrived! Although this season brings exciting holiday parties, gifts and family gatherings, it also brings distracted drivers and an abundance of snow in many parts of the country. So, are you prepared to drive this holiday season?
Whether you’re visiting family out-of-state or going shopping at your local mall, teen drivers are encouraged to be extra cautious on the roads.
Here are a few tips to consider when driving this holiday season:
Take the time to winterize your car. Make sure the car battery, fluid levels, lights, windshield wipers, tires and brakes have all been checked before driving the car.
Don’t let your gas tank get close to empty. You don’t want to run out if you get stuck in traffic – or a snow bank.
No texting and driving. If you have to use your cell phone, pull safely over to the side of the road in case of an emergency.
Limit your passengers. The risk of fatal teen crashes increases with every additional passenger.
Wear your seat belt. Make sure everyone in the car, including your family members, are buckled up.
Get some rest. Pull over immediately to rest if you’re feeling overly tired.
Underage drinking and drug use is illegal. Even if you’re with your family, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can cost you your license – or even your life.
For more information on teens and safe driving, go to GEICO’s teen driving site: www.geicoteendriving.com.