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Tis the season to travel. Tips to keep you safe!

2014-12-23
By: Advocate Brokerage

travel safe

This is it, the week to hit the road and spend some time with friends and family.  AAA estimates that some 98 million people are expected to travel in the air and on the roads during this busy week.  At the same time, there are weather concerns on the horizon that might make holiday travel less than merry.  We would like to share a few tips to help make travel time safe!

Pack Smart
If you are going on an extended drive this holiday season, it may be a good idea to pack an emergency kit.  You can take a look at our list below or watch this video for inspiration:

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  • Water & high protein snacks
  • Blankets
  • Flashlight, flares & a wind up emergency radio
  • Ice scraper
  • Emergency car hammer

smart-phone

 

Travel Smart
These days a phone can be your best friend.  There are a number of features that can help keep your trip on track.

  • Forget written directions!  Utilize a voice guided navigation app on your phone.  Be sure to test it before you hit the road.  Here are a few we like:
    • Google Maps
    • Apple Maps
    • Waze
    • MapQuest
  • Turn on the emergency alerts setting on your phone.  The how to varies a bit based on your device but the extra step is well worth it if you will be traveling to areas that you are not familiar with.

Advocate Brokerage wants you and yours to stay safe this holiday season!  However if a travel related accident occurs, remember we are just a phone call away!

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