Safe Travels This Holiday Season

Angela Remmert by Angela Remmert | 12.23.2013

airplane1Some of my most treasured childhood memories are wrapped around Christmas. Sure, I couldn’t wait to see if I got my Sonny and Cher dolls from Santa, but it was all about the holiday specials for me.  Above all else was The Year Without a Santa Claus that tells the story of the Heat Miser and Snow Miser who are fighting for control of the Christmas weather. Poor Mrs. Claus had to resort to some drastic measures to bring snow to Southtown.

Unlike Mrs. Claus, we can’t control Mother Nature. Whether you’re traveling over the hills to Grandmother’s house for Christmas or jet-setting to Tahiti for the New Year, we wish you the safest travel conditions possible. Here are some holiday travel tips from the American Red Cross. Visit their website for the full list and to download their First Aid App.

PLANES and TRAINS

1. Remember that everything you touch has to be touched by someone else – luggage handlers, etc. Handle your own belongings as much as possible. Wash your hands often with soap and water.

2. Carry hand sanitizer and anti-bacterial wipes with you. You can use them to wash your hands or wipe down surfaces such as armrests.

3. Bring your own pillows and blankets – they can act as a shield against the seat itself.

AUTOMOBILES

1. Make sure your vehicle is in good working order. Fill your gas tank, check the air pressure in your tires and make sure you have windshield fluid.

2. Buckle up, slow down, don’t drink and drive.

3. Make frequent stops on long trips. If you’re too tired to drive, stop and rest.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Safe and Happy New Year!