As winter is not too far away, we want to pass on some safety tips for you to consider before you take that trip you have been planning. It pays to be prepared, so why not take a few minutes to think about just what you would do if you became stranded?
The first rule of thumb is to make sure your car is winterized and in good running condition, and has good tires. If it is possible and you are traveling very far, try to not go alone.
These are common-sense tips, but we wonder how many of us really have all these things in our cars:
- A flashlight
- First Aid Kit
- Hand Warmers
- Thermal or other blanket
- Reflective triangle (available in kits)
- Fire starting supplies
- Food items, such as energy bars, peanut butter and crackers, etc.
- Gallon of water
Before you start out on your trip, be sure that someone knows the route you are taking. Also, check weather conditions before you go. Travel smartly and safely.