Holiday trip safe driving tips!

The holidays are upon us and the prepping has begun! The holidays are a wonderful time to spend time with your family and friends! However, the holidays usually entail travelling. Traveling entails prepping and long hours on the road to reach the final destination! Don’t let it be hassle and plan in advanced with Toyota of Orlando! Our team at Toyota of Orlando has gathered some safe driving tips to help you get ready to hit the road. That’s especially if you have little ones and pets!

Have a cheerful holiday and use these safe driving tips from Toyota of Orlando!

Before hitting the road you should ensure you’re driving a safe and reliable car. You don’t want to have to deal with any unfortunate mishaps during your holiday. Bring your car to our auto service center in Orlando and have it in top-not shape for your trip. Our Orlando Toyota tech will inspect your car from bumper to bumper. Then get ready to head out of town full of holiday spirit with these safe driving tips!

Defensive driving

During this time of year the road are jam-packed with travelers. Brush up on your defensive driving skills! There’ll be plenty of drivers that are unfamiliar with some of the roads. Be alert and keep an eye out for reckless driving. Keep your family safe with your defensive driving techniques.

Avoid distractions

You should regularly keep your things away of reach while driving! For safe driving, your one and only focus should be on the road and getting to the final destination safely. If you need help with directions and to text, DON”T DO IT YOURSELF! Have a designated co-pilot to help you maneuver the radio, directions and texting while driving.

Buckle up

It’s the law! Make sure everyone in the car is buckled up and safe! If you have young passengers make sure the car seat is properly installed and that it’s the right fit for your child. Did you know that incorrect installed seats can be very dangerous for the child in a collision? If you’re unsure on how to properly install a car seat take it to a local fire station or police department and they can help you.

Baby proof your car

The house isn’t the only thing that needs baby proofing! Make sure to put on the child safety lock and to lock the windows for safe driving. You don’t want the little ones climbing out and opening things that can be dangerous. If it’s a long trip you may want to invest in a sun shade.

Check out these safe driving tips from Toyota of Orlando before hitting the road!

Traveling with pets

Are you bringing along your furry pets? You should prep for them as well! Make sure that your pets are comfortable and safe while on the drive. You should consider getting a car harness to keep the safe. Don’t forget to bring blankets, snacks and water for them as well! When you make pit stops make sure its pet friendly ones so they can also stretch their legs.

Our team at Toyota of Orlando hope that these safe driving tips help keep you and your family safe on the road! If you have any questions call us at (888) 725-3520.

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