Hit the Road Safely this Holiday Weekend

Taking a road trip can be a fun way for the family to spend a holiday weekend together. But it also can make for antsy passengers if they don’t have enough to keep them entertained. Here are a few tips to keep your family safe and content on the road this Labor Day weekend.

• Keep a first aid kit on hand hat contains antacids, throat lozenges, antiseptic cream, bandages, antibacterial wipes, insect repellant, sunscreen and aloe gel for sunburns. You also may want to include decongestants or antihistamines for allergies. Bring an adequate supply of any prescription medications family members regularly take.
• Stock up on plenty of nutritious snacks and drinks to supplement meal stops. Nonperishable items make the best and safest road food. Be sure to include water. Keeping your passengers hydrated will help them avoid fatigue and light-headedness.
• Bring a “fun bag” stuffed with favorite books, games, and other items your kids enjoy.
• Make sure your car is running well to avoid any roadside emergencies. Have your car checked for necessary repairs and, if necessary, have it serviced before leaving. Pack an emergency kit with jumper cables, a flashlight, flares and equipment for changing a tire, just in case.

Hope you and your loved ones enjoy a memorable – and safe – road trip!

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